Wednesday, May 14, 2014

52 Photos Project

The prompt for Week 2: "criss-cross"

I made this cross-stitch sampler for my mother-in-law
—the only Italian mama I ever knew who didn't
much care whether you ate or not—
more than 30 years ago.  She lived with us for a
year and a half before she died and the thing she liked
best about it was that she didn't have to cook!

(Now it's in my kitchen—which is appropriate, 
because I've become a reluctant cook too.)

[To see more of the 52 Photos Project, visit Bella's meme.]


  1. Visiting from the 52 Photos Gallery: I love the sampler and the story behind it! Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. being another reluctant cook I love this story too!

  3. While I love to cook, I can relate to this sentiment. Great idea!

  4. This is a lovely addition (with beautiful memories attached) to the criss cross gallery! Thank you for sharing.