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Dear friends

My elderly mother became ill and passed away earlier this month. I just haven’t had the heart to do any stitching for ages. I hope to take it up again later, but for right now a break is probably the best thing for me. My best to you all.

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cross stitch · ramblings

Real life is getting in the way again

I’ve not had much time for stitching this week and my hands have been acting up, so I am hoping next week will be better. Anyway, here’s a pic of me and my mom from this weekend.

Unlike a lot of other stitchers’ family histories, my mother’s never been very interested in the crafty side of life. In fact, she loves to joke about my affinity for “arts and crap”. *rolls eyes* Ho, ho, mom’s such a card. As a matter of fact, she did a lot of tatting back in the 1940s, making collars and cuffs to embellish her work clothes. I think she had quite enough of “use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without” in her day, and doesn’t really understand the point of stitching for pleasure.