Friday, September 20, 2013

Mom Had Some Talent!

My Mom used to spend every evening doing some sort of craft making.  She made beautiful crocheted afghans that we all treasure.  But I think her biggest talent was in counted cross-stitch.  She made SO many pieces, it was astounding!  Luckily, I was a fortunate recipient of several of her creations!
A couple of these were from kits that I purchased and asked her to complete, but most were just from reading a pattern on a piece of paper.  The patience required for this type of handi-work is amazing to me!

My favorite pillow!

This calendar has hung in our house for many, many years.  It's definitely one of my favorites!

(Please excuse the flash in some my pictures.)

Birdhouses (of course!)
We had pigs while growing up.  This Hampshire reminds me of one of our favorite pigs, Lucy!

 Birds and Gardens.  Perfect!


I love Americana!

This one was a very special gift to my daughter.  My Mom's good friend, Jan Jameson, is the artist of this picture and a couple of others above.  She made her artwork into cross-stitch patterns.  What a great keepsake.
It definitely makes me happy to have her amazing creations all over my house.
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  1. You're right she has lots of talent, how beautiful. I love the blackeyed susans.

  2. Beautiful! My Mom used to do counted cross-stitch, too...but I would never have the patience!! Lucky you with all those wonderful pieces!

  3. Your mother did beautiful work.

    I used to do a lot of cross stitch, but I have not done it for years. I have one piece I hang every year at Christmas because of the meaning. I was working on it when my father was ill in the hospital and finished it just after he died. I always think of it as a representation of my father at Christmas.

  4. Beautiful pieces, and yes, you're so blessed to have them. My mother too, was always working on something knitted or crocheted and did beautiful work.
    You have a wonderful week ahead, and don't forget to "feel the colors"

  5. I like the Americana too...the Uncle Sam Scare Crow...adorable!
    But I really love that PIG! That is so wonderful.
    I hope that when I'm old or...gone. That my kids can say I had some talent; and that they cherish my handwork.
    I have things that my granny,grandmother, and my Mom(not many of moms) made; and I DO CHERISH IT.
    You are blessed to have them, glad that they mean so much to you.


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