My Mom celebrated her 91st birthday on June 12th. In honor of that event I thought I would show you one of my most prized possessions. Hard to see, but this Blue Willow Plate is actually counted cross stitch and my Mom made it for me in 1985. Counted Cross stitch is her favorite hobby, right up there with watching the Red Sox and she works on some project every day. Her hands and fingers are deformed with arthritis and she uses a magnifying glass, but she still does it every day. Amazing don't you think? Before you think I have great genes and will live forever, reread this 'getting to know me" post.