My mom is always trying to give me things when I go home for visits. On my last visit, she went through her old stash of embroidery and showed me two bird embroidery samplers that she had completed over thirty years ago. I suggested that we get frames for them and hang them up in her house, but she insisted that I take them back to Santa Cruz and put them up on my wall. So that is exactly what I have done:
(I had to take the pictures of them from a slight angle to prevent the flash from showing on the glass in the photo.) I really love the way they look in the blue frames!
She also gave me two Japanese Geisha samplers. One is completely finished and the other is not. I need to work on the one and then decide whether I want to frame them or hang them from a ribbon.