This is my mom, Carol. She's the one who taught me to cross stitch when I was a young girl. She also re-introduced me to cross stitch when it went from stamped to counted in 1981. Time passed and I became a designer and my mom kept on stitching but she was disappointed that she never learned to stitch on linen. She was diagnosed with macular degeneration yet found a way to compensate for the vision change and kept on stitching. Well after her last project finish she asked for another lesson on linen and this time, with macular and an age just this side of 80, she's doing it! She's always enjoyed a challenge.
What a beautiful sotry!!! I too am so proud of Mom~!~~ Congrats!~ReplyDelete
Congrats to your mom! Goes to show you are never to old to try something and learn something new!ReplyDelete
How wonderful for you Mum to have a go at something new. My Mum learnt to cross stitch when she was 70 and she is still going strong at 80 and loves the linen.ReplyDelete
That is so cool! Congratulations to your mom! I'm under watch for macular degeneration and glaucoma so I can relate -- good for her!ReplyDelete
What an inspiration! I hope to still be stitching at 80!ReplyDelete
Your mom looks so sweet! Congratulations to her for learning to stitch on linen and for overcoming obstacles!ReplyDelete
Diane--congrats to your Mom! I have only been stitching on linen for about 15 months now... but I surely have expanded my horizons!ReplyDelete
What a great story. I finally mastered Linen just shy of four years ago. I have still yet to master knitting of any sort. Your mom gives me hope.ReplyDelete
Yay Miss Carol! You have beautiful eyes just like your daughter :) My Granny always said that they are the "windows to your soul" so make sure that I stay on the "straight and narrow" ;)ReplyDelete
I have a piece of linen but have only started my second project. First one was on Aida this onw is on Monaco. Linen looks 'scary' but someday.ReplyDelete
How lovely to share this about your Mom, Diane. I agree with Vonna--she has beautiful eyes like yours. I admire her spirit to not allow her vision problems to keep her from doing something she loves!ReplyDelete
How fabulous for your Mom! Mine never stitched. heck she always told us she was allergic to sewing needles. :) My grandmothers both taught me basic embroidery. I am sure if my Nane Murray were still here she would love all the fabulous designs that are out now for cross stitch.ReplyDelete
Love the photo of your Mom. She is a beautiful woman. And gave us all in the cross stitch world a talented beautiful daughter.
Thumbs up to your Mom! Pretty amazing lady! Keep up the good work!ReplyDelete
Hooray for mom! I see where you get your spunk Diane.ReplyDelete
Thanks for introducing your beautiful mom!ReplyDelete
...and Carol, thanks for teaching Diane to stitch so she could design all her beautiful designs for us to stitch.
Please tell Carol, Terry and Bob Zimmerman say hello and she looks great!!ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness that is such a beautiful story and I dont believe your Mum is that age she looks alot younger.ReplyDelete