Tuesday, November 13, 2007

New Life!!!!

Years and years ago, my mom, who was an incredibly talented embroiderer, started making a table cloth.

She never did get around to finishing it. But here is the exciting bit! I cut out the pieces that she did finish and have made them into cushions!

They form a lovely focal point in my otherwise very neutral lounge.

And Yes - they do have some "Freshly Found " labels attached -

And No - they are not going anywhere!

These have huge sentimental value and they are staying right here.


Estelle said...

You know, I have a problem: It seems as if I am always gushing, but I don't know how else to do this.

Absolutely amazing. I know of so many people who have started a big project, and then after stashing it in the cupboard for years, it gets trashed.
But NOT with you.

As the first picture was loading, I was wondering where on earth you had such a lovely plant.

Please tell your incredible mom I say "well done" on doing this so beautifully. Oh, and you are great too (-:

Jesse said...

What beautiful embroidery! I love the way you've 'framed' it.

Abby Creek Art said...

What a beautiful thing to do. Really lovely the way they turned out.

janine de waal said...

that is such a cool idea... Giving them a new life!

Heloise Bottomley said...

Gosh, now those are beautiful & backed by the lace cushions they look even better. Talent every where in your family.

de vliegende koe said...

What a great way to use the embroidery that was obviously made with so much love!

Jennifer said...

What a lovely idea.