It goes like this.
Mom: Oh, that's a nice piece you're working on.
Me: Yep, I really like this one.
Mom: I know the perfect place to hang it.
Me: But, I was going to keep this for myself.
Mom: But, I like it.
Me: Just because you like it means I'm supposed to give it to you?
For 3 years I kept my Celtic Noel out of her hands. Guess where it is now? Its been on "loan" for 5 years.
This year mom spent a good portion of time at my house, helping me out after an ankle surgery (I couldn't walk for 7 weeks, and didn't drive for 8 weeks). During that time she had a great time
I feel the need to add, she also tried to say she didn't have any autumn type stitched designs, then I had to remind her of at least 4 items I'd given her, either Halloween or Thanksgiving related. I wonder which piece up in the loft she had her eye on.
This might sound like complaining, but I swear it isn't. Its nice knowing she loves my work, and has a great appreciation of what goes into it. If I gift her with a stitched piece, I know it won't end up in a garage sale or in a dumpster. In fact, it took me over a year to convince her that yes, the biscournu really is meant to be used as a pincushion and she won't hurt it.
Despite what it may seem, I actually have been doing some stitching, just not really taking pictures. However, Carol's iStitch SAL forces me to take pictures if I want the next part. Here's my part 5.
|iStitch Mystery SAL stitched on 35 ct WDW Grape Ice|
with HDF Old Maid of the Vineyard