My Mom was an avid cross stitcher. She was always working on a pattern and I would always get her a new kit for her birthday.
I guess I’m writing this post to tell you how special a cross stitch project is when you’ve lost a loved one. My Mom passed away in August of 2008 .. I can’t believe it’s almost been 5 years. Her illness was a shock as my Dad was in hospice at the time. She passed away four months after my Dad. This was the hardest time in my life.
So … dividing my parents belongings between the siblings, I immediately put this pillow into my “pile” …. I had given her this kit and think it is so adorable! I will cherish it forever.
I have a few other projects and each of my siblings got a few as well. We will forever remember our Mom sitting and enjoying cross stitching.
I think a cross stitch sewn by a Mom, Grandma, Sister … any relative …. is so special .. more special than something store bought, a book, a painting, etc… They sat and stitched and created and now you can look at it and think of them stitching every cross, backstitch and french knot. Cherish it as I do and always will.