Why did I stitch this iconic Russian Fabergé Egg needlepoint?
As many of you know, my mother was born in Vladivostok, Siberia to American parents. Her mother and father immigrated from Berwick, Maine halfway around the world to this far-flung part of the world in the late 1800s. They were newlyweds. Can you imagine uprooting yourself from your homeland at a young age?
Vladivostok was where my mother was born. Over the years she grew to love Russian art, including the magnificent eggs designed by Fabergé.
After my mother passed away, I reflected on her historic life. Then I purchased this Faberge Egg needlepoint from a Russian artist, Lillian Chermor,
who was trained in the classical arts in her native country, then stitched it in loving memory of my mother. The picture below (on the left) was taken when this needlepoint was entered into a needlepoint show at Thistle House here in Fort Worth, Texas. Then there is a picture that shows the design in more detail.