My mom is amazing.
What more can I say?
She cross stitched this angel for me 12 years ago. It is my most prized possession (you know that question "what would you grab if your house were on fire?" Well, I don't have pets or kids, so this is it! I am assuming hubby is running out on his own in this scenerio. Ha!).
I think you can see why. She worked on it for about a year, here and there, while watching tv, and relaxing. It still amazes me every time I look at it.
At first glance I swear it is a painting, but those are all tiny, little stitches. And tiny, little beads, too.
In this close up the face appears to be a photograph!
There are small beads all throughout the dress.
I wish my mom had a blog. She does the most amazing cross-stitch, quilting, sewing, painting, and all manner of art and craft. Until that day comes, I think I will post some of her amazing work. I am heading over to visit my parents this weekend-- I will get some more photos-- her home should be a textile gallery!
She just had knee surgery last week and I am sure she would love to sit and read your comments! Say "Hi" to mom....and maybe you can help me convince her to get a blog going in the future!
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