Tuesday, January 25, 2011

More Remembrances


My grandma gave this to me a couple of years before she passed.  I went ahead and included this fuzzy picture because it is the only one that shows the entire before!


I just love this peacock.  Now don't start sending me peacock stuff.  I am only partial to this one.  My Grandma embroidered several pieces, and I use them.  But this one must have been her favorite as well.  It is...fragile from use.  Because of that I have made an exception to only keeping what I use, and tucked this lovely safely away.  Until this week.


This is as far as I have gotten.  I have stitched in the ditch around all the border blocks.


The flowers are my favorite part.  You can also see the age of this piece showing.  

 
I backed the piece with Kona Snow before piecing the border.  I am hoping that a little FMQ will help stabilize the piece.  My plans are to use it as a wall hanging in my living room. 

This came in the mail yesterday (big smiles).  Orange Blossom Perfume.  I plan on trying to baste Orange Blossom Perfume (the quilt) tonight after bedtime.  Praying...

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Also praying for Summer.  (Leslie, I am longing for flip flops.)

Blessings,

KT

10 comments:

  1. I love what you have done with that stitchery, I have a few of my great aunts, I might steal your idea if that is okay?

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  2. oh this is gorgeous! what a great way to display it too! very precious!

    I had to giggle when you said "now don't start sending me peacock stuff" ha ha ha I have to watch what I say around certain family members too!
    HUGS!

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  3. Wow KT, this really turned out beautifully! Such a happy, bright addition to your home.

    Can't wait to see it in person on Saturday.

    We've been busy here, you know, Mrs. C's papers and the rest of school!

    I'll call you in a little bit!

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  4. What a fantastic way to honor and connect to g'ma. I love it when people pull old handwork out and display it in a clever way like this instead of letting it languish unloved in a drawer or trunk.

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  5. Absolutely beautiful! A family heirloom, for sure!

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  6. I simply adore these old hand sewn cloths and have quite a collection myself - some I use, some I have as part of my stash in my workroom as I have always fully intended on adding them to a patchwork project.
    Thank you for the inspiration, I now HAVE to go and have a play with some!

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  7. I think what you are doing with that embroidery from your grandmother is just lovely! I'm sure she would love it, too!

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  8. I think this is so beautiful! I love what you've done with it, so very very sweet!

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  9. I have some of that perfume that came in a box of oranges from Florida. It's nice stuff. I love your grandmother's stitchery, and what you are doing with it. Have you thought of reproducing it yourself?

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