Sunday 17 October 2010

Treasures from my mom

Last week I stayed with my parents for a couple of days as my DH is back in Sao Paulo. While I was working on a quilt, my mom suddenly came to me with a small bag and inside were these beautiful colours.
She used to make wall-hangings when I was a kid. One bedroom was converted into an art room where both my mom and dad used to have their own section, one side for the fabrics and one side for the wood crafts; I spend many hours there.
This bag with these old DMC threads bring back good memories. Apparently I never finished this colourful sewing piece which was going to be part of a top.

This stitch sampler was also inside and I simply love the idea my mom made all these stitches during her art lessons, just to see which of these stitches would work best on her art pieces.

It is about 125 cm long and I will try to make it into a folded book so I can keep it close to my working space and be inspired by it. Hilde


  1. Prachtig die sampler! Mooi idee, al die uurtjes die ze ermee bezig is geweest. Inderdaad een treasure.

  2. Now I know where you got your talent from. Amazing stitch sampler. Vreni x

  3. what a treasure! The sampler is divine.

    ps: when are you joining your DH in South America?


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