My husband, Gordon, stitched this Monet painting in 1983 from a pattern by Pat Wilkie Keene. When we were first married, he taught himself to embroider because he wanted a monogram on the pockets of his dress shirts — he stitched a little “GHG” with a tiny satin stitch. He also cross-stitched Christmas stockings for me, Elliott and Emily — I made his stocking. Occasionally he would take his needlework on business trips, and he discovered that women on the airplanes would often come up and talk to him about his work — especially flight attendants — which he didn’t mind at all.
Gordon is a banker/handyman — he can repair or build just about anything. He also makes beautiful stained glass and is a gourmet cook. I am one lucky woman.
Terrace at Sainte Adresse
Gordon Harvill Gray, 1983
Cotton Floss on #14 Pale Blue Aida
9″ x 11″
Gordon stitching his monogram, 1980