Back in the late 80’s and early 90’s, my mom used to stitch along with me. Well, actually I got her started and then she discovered that a coworker stitched, too. So they’d spend their lunch times stitching together. Mom stitched some lovely things, and she had some of them framed, but like the rest of us, she has a bunch of complete but unframed stitching.
Time went by and Mom’s stitching friend retired. Dad got sick. Mom’s vision was hampered by catarcts. (corrected now, thank goodness) And so on. Even though I’ve tried to get her going again, she’s just not into it anymore. So when I visited with her recently, we pulled out a few things that were hiding in bags and drawers and I brought them home to finish them in some way.
I thought this was adorable. Sure, it’s dated. Reckons back to when so many charts and kits were “country”. But I loved its vibrant colors and simplicity. So I kept the finish simple, too. Mounted on a piece of mat board and glued to red felt. Simple dimple. It’ll look nice in her kitchen. Or maybe mine?