Over at Lillian’s Cupboard, my mother is bragging about my needlework again. The turkey and pumpkin/moon hooked rug hangings and the punchneedle pumpkin were original designs (obviously, I made them up as I went — they’re lopsided and/or out of proportion; I just can’t plan ahead). The redwork of the grandmother and kids in the kitchen is from a purchased pattern worked with one strand of rust-colored floss on muslin backed by cotton batting and another layer of muslin.
How does my mother wind up with all this stuff? She’s just so darned appreciative, so naturally I’m going to give it to her (or make it for her in the first place).