A couple of posts ago...
when I was demonstrating my progress
with my crochet...
several friends commented on
the tapestry etc that I have done.
for those who have only known me a short while,
I thought I would recap a little
on the other things that I enjoy doing.
I enjoy tapestry and have done quite a lot.
The sunflowers reminded me of those I saw in the Botanical Gardens in Oxford.
Hubbie made me
the frame with wood grown on our farm !
My mother loves home made craft
most of the tapestries have been gifts for her.
These are photos, taken a while ago and scanned in.
This flower tapestry took a very long time to complete as the colours are graduated slowly.
I mainly worked it
during the summer so that I could see
the changing colours
I sewed Mum several smaller pictures (like this one)
and quite a few cushion covers....I did 2 of these as I liked them so much....
were for her and other of my friends!
I have also made her a couple of chair seat covers.
I do enjoy longstitch though...
like this (I think) traquil scene.......
or the poppy I showed last week!
Sorry about the flash in the middle of this (it's another picture I took years ago and scanned in)
I did this embroidery for Mum
quite a few years ago
It's always been a favourite of mine!
This enjoyment of embroidery has obviously
We recently found this embroidery sewn
by my mother when she was 14.
I had it framed for her.
Mum often talks of evening times when she was young and says her mother would sit doing crochet...whilst her sister embroidered .... and
she knitted. Her father sat in the corner.......
smoking his pipe and reading the paper!
These are just a few of the many garments that Mum made for my children.
I could show very many more!
So, you see, I think it's a family 'thing'
I wish I could show you my daughter's work because it's fantastic....but that's her story!
** I just wanted to add a big thank you for the many lovely comments made on my last post ....I appreciate them all and am so sorry that I haven't managed to respond....
it's been rather chaotic here!
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