Time for something different.

At the end of the year and ready for the new year, I’ve changed the look of my blog.  I hope you like the new look.

I was at Dad’s yesterday and picked up a couple of tablecloths that were half finished.  The last time I remember Mum working on these was about 1976! She was a brilliant embroiderer as well as a knitter and crocheter.  I hope I can get my stitches good enough to complete her work.  Here is the design I will be working on; Willow Pattern.

I haven’t done any embroidery for at least 20 years other than sewing names into kid’s hats so it will be my challenge for 2014 to get this finished.


5 thoughts on “Time for something different.

  1. I found that pattern in a book once, they called it “Chinoserie.” I have an ancient photocopy from the library book. I transferred the design to a vintage piece of celedon and white silk and began the embroidery. It’s around here somewhere, a UFO.

  2. I love these kind of works… I haven’t done too for a long time. And I want to try this year. Have you hear Richard Saja, he is textile artist, he inspired me so much. You can find on Google. Yours blue one so beautiful. Good Luck. I am glad to find you, I hope we can share more in the future. Thank you, with my love, nia

  3. Oh, this brings back memories of my Mum. She also was a beautiful crafter…embroidery,knitting,crochet and petit point tapestry. Willow pattern was one of her favourites. How lovely you are going to finish it.

  4. It looks wonderful! I hope it all goes well. I haven’t embroidered in years either. 2013 I got myself back into sewing with the machine making PJ’s for the girlie and my OH, plus a laundry bag for the caravan. I also picked up the knitting needles and finally finished the scarf on Christmas Eve. I was pleased to be able to say it was done before Christmas 🙂 Happy sewing!

  5. Embroidery is one of life’s mysteries to me. It is so beautiful. Your mother’s work in exquisite! How wonderful that you are able to have this project that has both her and your handwork on it.

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