Hi everyone! I know, don’t pass out in shock, another post from me a week later?!?!?! How long is it since I’ve managed that?!?!?!?! First of all, thanks for all your lovely comments and thoughts on what to do with my grandmother’s handwork. I am definitely going to pursue the idea of a shadowbox with a dark background as I think that would look stunning. Another very special treasure from my grandmother in a moment.
First of all though, I want to share my personalised finish of PSS’s Red Cottage. I had wanted to stitch something for my daughter and now son-in-law to mark their marriage. I had planned to do it as a surprise but who am I kidding, my daughter knows me well and, even though I hadn’t mentioned stitching them anything she had wondered if I would! When they saw it they loved it but I hadn’t personalised it so I got to that this week!!! We won’t be seeing them until August so that should be plenty of time to have it framed and take with us. My framer can sometimes be very slow but I’m going to emphasise that I need it by the start of August and keep my fingers crossed!!!
PSS Red Cottage on 32ct LL Vintage Meadow Rue using suggested threads
Only a little bit of progress on A Sampler Story to share…..
I really enjoyed stitching this block and the next one will be a fun stitch too.
Look what I found in an old metal trunk in my parents’ roofspace. My grandmother’s wedding veil. My mother keeps a photograph of her parents on their wedding day on her dressing table and as soon as I unwrapped this I recognised it. I had no idea she had this.
Here’s another picture, a close up of the cap and the little headband plus a separate piece of lace. I am assuming this is from her wedding dress. It is in quite a fragile state so I will have to keep it wrapped up and in a drawer but I love that I found this.
In going through some old photographs I found this one of my grandparents on their wedding day. The dress itself was coffee coloured hence the darker colour lace with the gold through it. I’m guessing this would have been more coffee coloured at the time. I’m not sure who the other people are. I need to check with my mother.
I’ve had a strange old week. Not a lot of stitching going on as my father ended up in hospital for two days. His doctor sent him to the hospital to have some routine checks done to have on file only they found his bloodwork was totally out of whack and seemed to be indicating he could have a heart attack at any time. That was it…..he was admitted to be monitored!!! He’s now back home and seems to be doing okay. He has been put on some new heart medication and they hope that will improve things. Meanwhile my dad couldn’t understand what the whole fuss was about because he felt fine!!!!!!
Another weekend coming up. Whatever you’re planning hope it’s a good one!
Until next time…..