From humble beginnings . . . this is one of the first pieces I ever did, circa 1977 and has traveled many miles on my Dad's boat (Gair Na Mara) with me and been trans-Atlantic twice. It's moved house a few times too!
It is just too hot to be outside today and when I was dusting this on the wall I thought it would make a nice blip.
Things progressed from there . . . (See extra)
I did the top piece for my Aunt Linda in the 1980s and am currently doing it again for myself. The one for my cousin B-L was my very first piece. I took a photo of a very old sampler and copied it. I did the Mackenzie crest for my maternal grandmother and I loved working on cloth rather than cross-stitch material.
I have gotten so out of the habit of doing needlework and really should do more of it again.
My only goal for today is to stay cool.