When my mother moved into a nursing home about twenty years ago, we found a tablecloth which she had partially embroidered before sh was married and had never completed. The threads were all still there with the cloth so I brought it home thinking one day I would complete it! that was wishful thinking, but finally my sister took it to a specialist on the Sunshine Coast who suggested she cut out the two completed corners and frame them. Here is the result, now hanging on my kitchen wall - a reminder of my mother every day!
Barb also added this cushion cover to the present - she made it up from a panel we did in a workshop with Lesley Riley earlier in the year at Textile Fibre Festival in Brisbane.
This is hard to see in the photo, but the buttons she added for the closure are enamelled and I seem to remember they were in Mum's button collection. Buttons were never thrown out, they were unpicked and saved for future use. We divided the collection between us when we packed up the house, and I have contunued to save buttons as well.
I hope you all had a very happy day yesterday. We had a lovely time with our family, the weather was perfect, sunny and not too hot. We even came home mid afternoon and had a snooze for a while without even needing the airconditioning on in our bedroom - the first time I remember that for many years.
Today I plan to do some stitching, listening to the cricket, then maybe relaxing with a book.