Wednesday, May 21, 2008
This is one of my favorite pieces in my stitching history! I stitched this piece of a tea ceremony in honor of my sweet mother-in-love. I was so blessed to have a wonderful relationship w/ my mother-in-law...she welcomed me with open arms into her heart. "Mom" raised eight children on a meager income w/ an alcoholic, abusive husband and didn't complain about her lot in life much at all. She nursed that same husband through the last few painful months of his life as though she were an angel. One of her favorite memories was of a trip to Japan...and the joys of tea. This dear woman loved her tea and everything about the "ceremony" of tea. When she passed, I knew that I wanted to stitch a "tribute" to her. I found this design and it "sang" to my heart. I HAD to stitch this!! By far, this is the most difficult piece that I've ever stitched - it was a "joyful challenge". This was the piece that inspired my hubby to take up framing my stitching! He wanted to be a part of this tribute to his Mom. He took the task and ran with it. I think he did an AWESOME job!!! This now hangs in our family room and I look at it every day and remember Mom.
I hope I'll have some new progress on projects to show soon - but in the meantime, I hope you'll enjoy seeing some of the "treasures" in our home.