Marilyn was a forward thinker, sometimes ahead of her time. She spoke out against the evils of digital piracy of patterns back in 2000, way before many designers even had a web page of their own. If more people had been proactive and thought about new approaches to take to selling designs, we might not be suffering through the current crisis some designers are facing. Instead, the needleworking community chose to just carry on as normal.
One of my first ever "large" finishes was a Lavender and Lace project, Celtic Noel. It took several years of on and off stitching, with the live-in boyfriend of the time yelling at me about needles stuck in the arm of the sofa. Other than that, he was a pretty decent guy about supporting my cross stitch obsession. At some point, once I get a job again, I'd like Jill Rensel to do her magic on this piece. That is if I can ever get it out of my mother's possession. It somehow ended up in her house a few years ago, after years of me telling her no!
|Lavender & Lace Celtic Noel, stitched on 32 ct|
natural linen with DMC floss, metallic floss, and beads.