Gentle Friends, when I last posted I mentioned I was going to share some family pieces of needlework I have... and although I had every intention of posting right away - it seems that one thing or another just kept me from it... forgetting my camera , then may battery was all wonky, I have just every excuse out there, but never mind, today I have the snaps, and now I am going to share.....
This large piece is one from a set of three motto's, from kits, my mom stitched in the late 70's. She really enjoyed working on printed linen. I find that type of stitching a bit on the messy side, and prefer the even stitches of counted cross stitch. I think it was the primitive, or more homespun look that my mom liked about this stitching.
This is another piece my mom did, she got this kit in Old Sturbridge Village
when we were the on a family vacation. I remember this vacation so well, and so not only do I have those vacation memories but this super piece. I also remember when my mom had it framed... the framer couldn't make the church "not" look wonky and keep the lettering straight, so they opted to keep the church straight.
My little vignette here includes a small piece of needlepoint my mom did, in the 70's. She preferred to do needlepoint when we went on vacation, and I remember ongoing WIP's that only got attention during the summer when in the car going somewhere - we three kids squawking in the back and mom and dad in the front - dad driving and mom stitching away on something.
Same vignette, different piece... this piece was stitched by my maternal grand mother in the 1930's. I don't know much else about it - I really like the soft faded colours that it has taken on over the years.
This quilt was made by maternal great grandmother in about 1897 or so - it has yellowed and is not in the best condition - with lots of fraying. The Wahumpa hound jumped up and off in the flick of this picture - I think he was just checking out something "new"....Here's a close up of some quilting that my grand mother at the age on 10 or so did on this piece..
It's a little man with a cane - all the other baskets have just three plain leaves in this spot, except this one. I wonder how I would clean this quilt or have it preserved???? any suggestions from the Blog World???
This footstool/slipper box has a piece of needlepoint on the lid that my great Aunt Mary did for my great grandfather - he kept his slippers inside. It has seen better days, and at some point I will take it off so that it doesn't deteriorate any more and stitch something else for the top.
That's a tour of some of my family's needlework. For my part I am slowly stitching away on Elizabeth Shepard - I'll have a snaperoo tomorrow of the progress.
That's about it for today sports fans!! Thanks for stopping by, do stop again!!