Thanks for all the lovely comments last time round, both about my stitching and the wedding pictures. Three weeks since the wedding and it seems ages ago now. The honeymooners are home and back to the real world – work!!!
A little progress to share on A Sampler Story. The filling in done on the 10th block which, even though I have a love/hate relationship with filling in, I enjoyed and on to the next one. Love this block. The nursery rhyme Little Boy Blue has been rolling round in my head while I’ve been stitching this so I feel as though the next block should have cows and the wording ‘the cow’s in the corn’!! It doesn’t!!!!
With my parents now content to be living in residential care I’m gradually starting to sort and clear their house. We have no plans to sell the house yet but with it unoccupied there are things there of sentimental value, both to my parents and myself, that I would hate to have anything happen too should the worst case scenario of the house being broken into happen. I don’t remember my maternal grandmother as she died when I was 2. I always knew that she was gifted when it came to needle and thread and that she worked as a milliner before she got married. I’ve loved coming across items that belonged to her, some that I knew were somewhere in the house, some that I didn’t.
Here are two of her needle cases. I knew about this one….
But had no idea there was another one…..
Then I came across a bag with some linen hankies inside. I found these in amongst them….
And, a real little gem was finding these antique collars folded up in the middle of the hankies. I’d no idea these were there and it was like finding an extra little treasure.
I love that I now have these and I’m wondering if there is any way I could display the collars and hankies. Thoughts anyone? Could I get them framed do you think? I feel like they deserve to be seen and not shut away in a drawer.
Well, that’s all from me for this time. Hope all is well with you and yours and given that it’s almost the weekend – have a good one!
Until next time…