Have you seen Steph's adorable cross stitch story in the November issue of Martha Stewart Living !? It is so sweet and inspiring. The whole time while she was developing it, I would look over her shoulder, admire yet another fun detail in a drawing, recognize a friend in a finished stitched piece .... but I always had a strangely familiar feeling I couldn't describe. Until my mom came with something she had found cleaning up : place mats (not quite finished. Yes, I have UFO's too, Kirsten !) cross stitched to represent my mom, my brother and myself (somehow my father's placemat was misplaced). I had made them for an advent calendar I make for her every year (you can read about those as well in this November issue). The funny thing is, that Steph was probably barely old enough to say "cross stitch" (in Canada), when I was stitching these (in Germany)... yet this many many years later, on common ground in NYC she inspires me to go back to a familiar project. Now that is called a 'timeless craft'. Thank you, Steph !
(ok, I admit, my mom and I could use some updated clothing .... no more purple or pink head to toe ! And I will remake one for my dad. And my own family. Can't wait. )