Sunday, May 17, 2009

Lily


Stitching Sunday 5 is another piece I embroidered for my Mum and took back as my legacy. She was particularly fond of lilies because her name was Lillian (Lily as a child). I usually team it with the delicate fan below that Dad gave to Mum during the war.


Reflection:
Song of Solomon 2:2 (New International Version)
[Lover] Like a lily among thorns is my darling among the maidens.

5 comments:

  1. Such delicate beauty in both of them, Joan. You were quite a stitcher weren't you? How old were you when you started? Why did you stop?

    It is so lovely to have these treasures from your parents. I recall that massive filing system too.

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  2. I think it was grade 3 we started sewing at school ... so that was 7 years old. I still have my school sewing samplers and an unfinished apron that I started then ... might show them one day. I guess I just kept on doing it from then. It was the type of thing country girls did and my Mum passed on the tradition. I have never been an particularly avid needleworker but liked to do it to pass time. Some of these pieces have taken years, on and off. Why did I stop? ... so little time left to pass in the past 15 years or so ... and now photography and blogging is gobbling up what's left to spare.

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  3. Beautiful fan, & so is the cross stitch.

    I might add that I know lots of city people who stitch.

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  4. Hi Jenny, you're right about the city stitchers ... there are no doubt many more than in the country.

    I'm wondering, are you seeing any growth in interest in the groups you attend? I just get a feeling that needlework is becoming more popular but don't have anything on which to base that thought.

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  5. J-E, that is one of the most beautiful photos I've ever seen. It's made even sweeter knowing it's a family heirloom. Your needlework is wonderful as well.

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