Behold my Needlepoint Mona Lisa, lol. My Uncle Bill (1912-1985) crafted this in 1973. Fairly unappreciated when new, it spent the better part of its life hanging in a little-used spare room behind the door. I've come to enjoy it in recent years, as it was obviously a LOT of work, tedious work if you ask me. The more I look at it hanging in a place of more prominence now, the more I like the subtle colors of the yarn used. It's framed with nonglare glass which was a boon to photographing it, although my digital lens distorted the shape a little: It's a perfect rectangle in reality. And really, how many people can claim to have a needlepoint Mona Lisa? I like to think even Leonardo would have been amused. Her famed enigmatic smile is represented pretty darn closely! Be sure to click on it to better see the intricate yarn work.
U P D A T E : Long-time reader, Granny, posted the lyrics to the song Mona Lisa in the comments section, so I thought I'd link to Nat King Cole's classic here.