Both of the cross stitch were made as gifts for my Mother. The floral vase stitchery was done on a 22 count evenweave with 1 thread, and wrecked my neck! I had to go for physio for months. I think it was worth it though, my mother just loved it. I made the Teddybear for a class I was teaching in Silk Ribbon Embroidery.
Here are photos of needlework done by my Mother and Grandmother that are two of my most treasured possessions.
The Sampler was made by my Mother in 1939. I think it was a project for her 2nd year in college. I'm not sure when my Grandmother made the other one, I think it might have been in the 40's or 50's. During the war, when needlework supplies were difficult to get in England, my Grandfather, who worked for a flour mill, would bring home flour sacks, which my Grandmother would bleach and use for her needlework.
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