Jess and BJ Family Tree, 2009 (detail)
I designed and embroidered this family tree for my good friend, Jess and her husband, BJ last year when I was very very pregnant. I didn't have a television that worked, so at night when all of my friends were out and my boyfriend was at work or band practice I would listen to music and embroider until I couldn't keep my eyes open in hopes I would be able to sleep with that big baby kicking around. I don't think I would have ever found the time to finish it if I wasn't super prego, but I am glad I did. I love that lady.
(hand embroidery on antique linen - the edges are part of the original textile. It shows the marriages of three generations on each side.)