This is the first big piece I did in 1982. I had a Siamese cat, Fleabag, and I did it to honor him. He was the greatest cat ever. He was cross eyed but it didn't slow him down one bit. I had to put him to sleep in 98 and I will always miss him.
This took me two weeks to stitch. It is done on 14 count Aida and I built the frame and my friend at the time framed it. She ran a frame shop and I was her frame builder.
I am a divorced mother of 3, two men and one women and a gradmother of 6.
My oldest son is married, lives in Texas and has a son almost 6 1/2 and a daughter almost 3 1/2.
My daughter is married with 4 children one son 8, a daughter 7 and a son almost 5. They live in South Africa, Cape Town to be exact. My youngest grandchild, was named after me and she is now 7 months old. She is a good, darling, happy baby.
My youngest son is now married to a wonderful woman he met while at school in D. C. They both now have their Masters' in acting from the George Washington School of Acting.
After my divorce I went back to work and started framing. I have worked in that field for about thirty years spending the last 13 years at this job.
All in all, I would rather spend time with my kids and grandkids than do anything else except stitch and make cards.
I now live with my Mom and she and I take care of each other. I have 2 brothers, one a twin and a little sister. I lost my middle brother to a heart attach two summers ago and he is dearly missed by us all.
I have one 20 year old cat, who has given up trying to learn how to stitch. Her eyes won't let her do it anymore.