Tuesday, November 8, 2011

My Mom's Handiwork

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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Donna, Doni, Lady D said...

How very beautiful, Katie. a true treasure. It must look incredibly beautiful in your home. Katies mom ... you do beautiful work. I'd love to see more of it! xoDonna

craftattack said...

You seem to have inherited your Mom's great talent. Give her a big hug from me! Valerie

Joanna said...

Hello to your Mom! This is absolutely beautiful, a real treasure to own. Of course we'd LOVE to see more of her handiwork (I really enjoyed looking at her postcards when you and she swap).


Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Wow, this is spectacular, your Mom is sure talented. I see where ypur inspiration comes from. xoxn Corrine

Barbara said...

Hi, Mom! Don't be shy about sharing your work (or allowing Katie to do so) with all of us. This angel is an absolutely stunning achievement! We would all love to see more. :)

Julie said...

This is so beautiful! I wish my cross stitching was even half as good.

Hi Katie's Mom! :)

Penny said...

Hi to your Mom!! This is absolutely gorgeous. Having spent quite awhile doing cross stitch I know how much work (and eyesight *smile*) went into this.

Jensters said...

Hi Mom or Mum in England...lol....Katie your Mom's Angel is amazing and her stitching looks so neat...know wonder it would be the first to take in a fire.

Kris said...

I would totally love to see what your mom creates...that cross stitched angel is so spectacular!

Fabric Art said...

Oh Katie what a fantastic embroidery you mother have made for you, I understand very well that you appreciate it.
Hugs Anni

Guppy Mom said...

Aunt T is surely one of the most talented and creative people I have ever met!!! I get more compliments on the desk she did for Grandma then I can count. I hope you convince her to start writing. (You could do it like Grandma's letters, once a month or when there is something fun to share.)