My mother’s cross-stitch projects — Part 2

A conversation between my sister and diem3 had me remember the photos I snapped of my mother’s cross-stitch projects.

I should clarify . . . in Part 1, I identified her work as needlepoint, but it’s cross-stitch.

OK, cross-stitch . . . here’s a description (LINK) and here’s a bit of history (LINK) and some stitches (LINK).

The pieces I’m posting today are all Christmas related . . . and because I’m pressed for time, I’ll keep my brilliant commentary to a minimum (or completely absent).

Some of these have greetings in Italian; “Auguri” means Greetings . . . whereas Anguria means Watermelon. I know, it’s not relevant, but I wanted to put that out there for them who might be interested.

“Merry Christmas” means . . . oh . . . nevermind.

I mentioned that for some of these, it helps to back away from the screen a bit to see the whole as opposed to the details. It’s a bit like zooming in on a photo; at a certain point, you no longer see the photo; you just see the colors of the pixels.

Because people are reluctant to do what I ask them to do (imagine that!), here are the above in a smaller size (and, yes, you can still click on the photos above to get a larger size).

See? you’re now seeing more of the design, and less of the details of the base material and stitches.

That’s also in Italian . . . it means “Nataly is Good” . . . no, wait; it’s Merry Christmas. My bad.

The smaller shot helps you get the feel for the scene or picture of a creepy animated snowman, whereas the larger shot lets you see the detail of the stitches (click for larger version).

By the way, once I saw this next cartoon, it always comes to mind when I see a snowman . . .

Anyway, more pieces . . .

  This next piece is a depiction of St. Nick after he got busted for drunk sled driving . . . it wasn’t only Rudolph whose nose was lit up.

And, let’s end on a cutie . . .

I’ll call this a good place to stop for the second post.I’ll have a few more posts with photos that include behind-the-scene shots of the production process.

Here’s a gallery of the above works:

If you want to see details, the SmugMug gallery is at this LINK.

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