My mother and grandmother (and probably great-grandmother, etc.) all were fantastic at embroidery. My mum doesn't do it so much anymore (she's been working on the same long-stitch thing for years, but had cataract/operations/etc., so can't do too much of it), but I have a beautiful ballerina doilie that she did when she was young. She also has a bunch of pieces that her mother did (hand-made lace around the edges and everything) which are just beautiful. I might scan the ballerina embroidery and post it one day.
So anyway, hopefully it runs in the family!