A blog about my interests, which include crazy quilting and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

and more of the white cloth # 2

Above you can see some assorted hankies, along with a 
doily from a dresser scarf set (once belonging to
my daughter-in-love's grandmother); and along
the bottom is a section of a belt my mother 
crocheted using gimp while she was 
a patient in a tuberculosis sanitarium
in the mid-1930's.

To the left is another section filled with assorted vintage things harvested from the stash of my mother, grandmothers, and that of my daughter-in-law's side of the family.  All have been augmented with my own embroidery.

And here's another section.
At the bottom left you can see a crocheted flower that is encasing one of the last pennies to be minted here in Canada.  The peacock is part of a dresser scarf and that tiny little bit of bright blue on the mid-left is a piece from a dress that belonged to my daughter-in-law's grandmother. 

Today I have a quote from Leo Buscaglia... "A wonderful realization will be the day you realize that you are unique in all the world.  The world is an incredible unfulfilled tapestry and only you can fulfill that tiny space that is yours"


liniecat said...

Stunning! Love the new blog banner too - I must not get interested in white on white
I must not get interested in lol
Fabulous work, with family ties which make it all the more meaningful : )

Vicki W said...

What a special piece this is going to be!

deanna7trees said...

i loved Leo Buscaglia and remember him so well.

Louise Oakes said...

This cloth is beautiful, every time you look at it there's something new to catch your eye! It's lovely that you've included bits and pieces from your and your d-in-l's families. A true heirloom piece.

Cyra said...

Wow, the close-ups are great. A treasure indeed.
Your mother was an accomplished crocheter. Her belt piece is lovely.
I adore your white cloth workings and would love to sit for a lazy afternoon with you just stitching and chatting together. What a treat that would be.

Mosaic Magpie said...

Wow, what a project! Full of memories, keepsakes and love.

~*~Patty S said...

Lovely quote and I so enjoyed the tour you gave us of ... this piece is all around wonderful.
Stitching the penny in is so clever too and a perfect historical element to pass down through the ages.

janie krig said...

All the beautiful details make it come together wonderfully.

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

I cannot get enough of this!!! It is stunning. I want to touch it...and own it. It's fabulous beyond words!

karen said...

love, adore....drool!