Friday, 19 June 2020

Look What I Found!

It's fourteen years since my Mum passed away, when I was clearing her things after she died there were a few bits and pieces that I didn't know what to do with they were too precious to throw away or to pass onto a charity so I just stored them away. Well it's been a long time and I have even moved house since then but just recently I have been going through my linens and fabric stash looking for something that would be suitable for making face masks and I came across this...




I knew that my Mother had said she liked to embroider but I had never seen any evidence of her work until I found this after she died, at that time I hadn't a clue what to do with it because it was unfinished, so obviously I had just packed it away amongst my stuff until it was revealed to me once more just recently.




It's only now that I am developing more of an interest into embroidery myself that can I really appreciate her work.  I sat staring at the beautiful neat stitching it must have taken her ages to get this far and wondered why she hadn't finished it? She had a heart operation back in 1979 and the blood supply was accidentally cut off to her arm which caused  some damage and I know after that it would have been difficult for her to sew so finely so this must have been started way before then.  Or perhaps like most of us we get tired of a project and push it away and there it remains until we ourselves pass on and our daughters find it and are faced with the same dilemma that I was, what do I do with this? Perhaps a lesson to be learnt here.🤔

Funnily enough now it's not a dilemma at all, it was obvious really I had to finish it and display my Mothers beautiful work.





My stitching leaves a lot to be desired compared to hers but I think it looks ok I was careful to sew it differently as there was no way I could replicate her work.  I wonder what she's thinking as she looks down and see's the cushion displayed in the conservatory, on the chairs that were her conservatory chairs probably something like "it's about time you got that finished!" After all the cushion cover has been more than forty years in the making, but better later than never.😊 

Can you see Jeremy he's always in the background looking on.
Have a great weekend 😘


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21 comments:

  1. Your Mum was a great stitcher, those satin stitches around the pink flowers are so neat and not east to achieve.
    The cushion looks beautiful, I would hate to sit back on it. lol
    Briony
    x

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  2. Wow! That is so beautiful! Your Mom did a lovely job and you finished it off perfectly. Brought tears to my eyes - such a sweet keepsake for you. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. It is beautiful and I'm so glad you are now displaying it. What a lovely reminder of your Mom.

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  4. Beautiful !!!! To admire and remember....
    Have a shinny weekend !
    Anna

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  5. It looks beautiful, Linda. What a lovely idea to complete your mum's work. X

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  6. Oh, Linda, how beautiful is this precious embroidery of your sweet mother.
    The pillow has become beautiful, she would also have been happy with it. ♥

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  7. Your mothers embroidery looks so neat! Maybe she was working on this, when she had her surgery in 1979, not able to finish it after that? Weird, she said she liked to embroider, but you never saw any evidence of that during her life? Her embroidery definitely deserves to be displayed, and what a lovely cushion you made of it. A lovely sight, every time you see it, I suppose.

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  8. It's so beautiful and I love that you and your mom both worked at the embroidery. I love looking at your Jeremy in the background. Take care and enjoy the weekend.

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  9. She did lovely work and I think it was gift to you from her telling you she loves you.

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  10. I am so glad Jeremy is there looking in. =) Your cushion showcasing your mother's beautiful embroidery and sitting on her/your gorgeous chair looks exquisite. I love reading stories of people finishing another's embroidery and giving it another opportunity to shine, another chance to be loved and enjoyed for years to come.

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  11. Your dear Mum's embroidery is gorgeous, and it is so nice that you have finished it off and made the embroidery into a cushion. A real family heirloom indeed.

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  12. How beautiful! So glad you finished this UFO that bridged 2 generations!
    Thanks for linking up to Slow Sunday Stitching!

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  13. Not sure if Blogger ate my previous comment, but just wanted to say thanks for linking up to Slow Sunday Stitching and sharing this lovely treasure! I'm sure your Mom would be delighted!

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  14. Beautiful stitching and your mother's embroidery! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  15. Absolutely beautiful! Your mom did gorgeous work. So nice you found it again when your were ready to finish it.

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  16. How wonderful that you finished your mother's embroidery and finished it into something so very beautiful that you can enjoy each and every day.

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  17. What a great way to honour your mother's talents and her memory. It looks wonderful.

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  18. Very beautiful nice job!!!Kisses from Greece!!!

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  19. I just popped in here from Una's (Great Balls of Wool) blog and landed on this post. You did a beautiful job finshing your mother's embroidery and turning it into a pillow. What a treasure that will be for you - for years to come, no doubt.

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