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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

White Cloth # 2 - Done, done AND done!!!

Here's the front - I used all sorts of vintage 'bits' that belonged to family members, both from our side and from my d-i-love's family too.  

The back used a lovely family heirloom that was 
embroidered by my d-i-love's grandmother
and was used in their family whenever anyone
was celebrating a birthday. 
I didn't have the heart to cut into it, so
decided that it would be a perfect backing.
The doily in the centre and the piece on the
right was also from that same grandmother.

And here's another view. 

It was delivered to our #1 son
and daughter-in-love on Monday, so
now they have the fun of trying to find
someplace to put it
(perhaps under the cat?)

Today the quote is from the ever-present 'Anonymous'.... "We all have within us a center of stillness surrounded by silence"


deanna7trees said...

oh i sure hope it's far away from the cat. they must be over the moon with a gift like that. you did a fabulous job.

Vicki W said...

It's beautiful! I'm sure they will love it. What's next?

Tami @ Lemon Tree Tales said...

That's gorgeous!!! I'm sure they'll love it and think fondly on all the family treasures that are part of it.

Renee said...

What a beautiful gift! The doily adds such a sweet, sentimental touch. Lovely!

Cyra said...

Oh WOW, and even more wow!
It's gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

This is lovely, have you any idea how much of your time has been put into this beautiful cloth?

Caroline Heinrichs said...

This truly a one of a kind. Beautiful!

Mosaic Magpie said...

I love the idea of them having an embroidered piece that was brought out with each birthday celebration....what memories that one piece holds. Think of all the stories this White Cloth #2 holds. The gift is beautiful and so very thoughtful. Nice work, my friend.

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

This could go under my tree. It is gorgeous!!!

Emmy said...

wow so very beautiful love it
and I thank you for you lovely comments on my blog I hope you now can reed my comments I changed the button
Thanks again and have a great day

janie krig said...

How thoughtful and beautiful,there are many stories stitched into that white cloth for sure.
Good quote, thanks.

Suztats said...

A new family heirloom! It's absolutely gorgeous!!!

liniecat said...

Stunning and with so much provenance too

karen said...

love, love, love, love, love, love, love......want!

Lisa Boni said...

Really fabulous! Looks like one of those pieces where one could spend hours with it and still find something new to see on it. Love how tactile it looks as well!