Thursday, January 2, 2014

Something pretty

Not much to report on this second day of the year, but I thought I'd share with you a piece of embroidery that we came across last fall in the cleaning spree:

This was made by my grandmother's sister, as a gift for my grandmother's wedding back in the 1940's.  You can't tell from the photo since I was too derpy to include something for scale, but this motif is somewhere around three feet tall.  It's a large piece of heavy linen that's intended to be a bedspread.  I could practice for decades and never get satin stitch that beautiful :)

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