Here is Part 2 of my Mom's creations. You have to remember that everything that I am showing has been created since March, when I visited last! Mom is amazing :)
My sister and I look forward to Mom's "throwdown" and we declare each one the best ever!
This is a Maggie Bonanomi design from one of her books. I love Mom's sparse use of red and how it really pops against the other colors.
I love how she added her town and state using all the wools from the vine :)
And you already know how I love winding vines ;)
The round penny rug was completed previously, but Mom created an oval companion.
I love all of the colors!
And here is the home for the new oval mat.
The round mat is at home across the room under a large glass hurricane candle holder.
This little kit was a gift from me that she whipped up in no time.
As was this one:
Mom and I have talked a lot about the new Rebekah L. Smith Wool Applique book and waited for it with anxious anticipation. There was no doubt who would be the first in our family to work on a project from the book.
Mom's first project from the book was an applique for a tote.
I love how the specialty stitches really add dimension!
Mom had her own idea for the design and decided it would make a great table runner.
Sew beautiful even in it's "in progress" state.
Imagine my delight when a mere week after we left she put this photo on Facebook!
All done and absolutely gorgeous!
While down in Illinois' Amish Country, we did a bit of shopping:
Miller's Dry Goods
and Yoder Lamps Antiques
Such a beautiful selection of crocks
and of course, lamps
feed sacks and seed sacks, too.
I behaved myself and enjoyed looking :)
I brought with some little gifts for our visit:
Dad received a book and some smoked fish from the fish shop that just opened down the street from my home.
A strawberry make do of antique wool paisley on a glass bottle purchased on my last visit.
And for my sister:
A little pinch purse with her two kitties - one on each side - made to hold her knitter's counting rings.
And now one last finish of Mom's which includes the bible verse for this post:
Yes, Mom cross stitches too! I love how there is a cross on the right hand penny!
Well, now I am off to bed.
I leave for Stacy Nash Stitch Camp at Country Sampler in Spring Green, Wisconsin in just eight hours!
Better get a few hours sleep if I can!
I'll be back with a full report!