Sunday, January 10, 2010

Mosaic Monday - My Sister's Christmas Present

I've been waiting to show this one to everyone since before October. But of course I couldn't because it was going to be a Christmas present from my mom to my sister Lisa and I couldn't post about it until after Christmas. Trust was soooooooooo hard to keep this secret in the bag!

You will want to make sure to take a look at my Sunday Favorites post from yesterday before or after you read this one if you haven't taken a look at it yet. You can just click here to go there.

I really don't think I need to say a whole lot about this present my sister received for Christmas. I think the pictures pretty much speak for themselves.

First this mosaic including my favorite picture of my sister and my mother and three small pictures of her present which I include below so you can click on them to get more detail.

Here's the whole thing. It measures about 5 feet long by 3 feet wide. I'm not sure what my sister is using it for yet, but it would look great on a coffee table or as a table runner.

This is a closeup of the middle portion. You can click on the photo to enlarge so you can see more details. Doesn't that look complicated? I'm sure it was.

Here's a closeup of where the roses meet. Aren't they pretty. I'm astounded that you can put this together just using a wire crochet hook and a super long piece of twine...basically.

Here's another closeup, this time of the right side of the piece.

Here's another closeup of the middle part where the roses meet up.

And some more detail of the end of the piece. I don't know what to call this because I don't know what my sister is going to use it for. It's kind of big to be called a doily and I know there's a term for it, but I can't quite remember right now.

And a close up of the rose, in case any of you want to try to recreate it. I know there are some of you out there that could probably do it just from the photograph, right? I know my mom could.

And that's my sister's Christmas present. Lucky her! I know my mom is working on something else right now...Hmmmm, I wonder who that one is for? Any guesses?

Head over to visit Mary at Little Red House who is hosting Mosaic Monday.


  1. What a lovely meaningful mosaic. The crochet work is pretty and there's no way on earth I could duplicate anything like that :0)

  2. Hi Alicia, your mom has great talents. This design looks like a pineapple (I think). What a precious gift, and the details are just exquisite.

    I crochet and I do bed dolls.

    Happy New Year and thanks for sharing.

    Ebie's Mosaic.

  3. What a beautiful gift your mother made, a real treasure.

  4. What a beautiful piece of work and a wonderful keepsake. Your mother is very talented with a crochet hook!

  5. It always amazes me that someone can do this detail work. It is absolutely beautiful. I have a small tatting that my great aunt did that also looks complex to me.

  6. Alicia, I know I've said this before but I just have to say again that I think your mom is such a pretty lady.

    What a wonderful present she made for your sister. That's something that would be exciting to find in an attic in a hundred years or so.

  7. Hi Ms A-- first love your header! makes me smile-- wonderful.

    second-- your work is stunning. I am always in awe of any one who can sew.

    If you get a moment would love for you to stop by and say hi!

    TTFN~~ Claudia ♥ ♥

  8. What a gorgeous crocheted piece Alicia. Your mosaic is really lovely.
    Have a beautiful new week...Kathy

  9. Beautiful and lovely crochet artwork. Your mosaic and photos are wonderflu.

  10. What a beautiful runner...and it will truly be an heirloom for your sister...

  11. What a lovely present. I assume it was hand done. There are very few people who tat these days. My Grandmother used to do it years and years agon. I have some towels she did for me as a shower present. I must get them out and take a photo of them. Thanks for showing us your mosiac. Valerie

  12. Beautiful, what a great work of art........I am sure your sister went gaga over it:)

  13. Wow, you made that?! Beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing at MM. :)

  14. What a wonderful gift; so beautiful! Happy MM.

  15. What a lovely mosaic story, your mum is very talented and your sister now has a gorgeous family treasure and it sounds like you will have one too :-). I love your header photo. Happy week to you, Kathy.

  16. I really like your mosaic! I hope your mom and sister see it!

  17. Your mom is so talented! What a lovely keepsake.


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