Sunday, 31 January 2010

Today's Flowers #77

My flowers today are not real but representations. My mother was a skilled needlewoman and produced many lovely things in her lifetime.
The first photograph is of roses. There was quite a lot of gold thread in it; metallic threads are very difficult to work with - they twist and knot, or separate, and it is hard to create even stitches.
The second photo is a close-up of three of the roses.
The third embroidery is bright and cheerful. My parents loved gardening and their garden was always filled with colour and interest which attracted birds and insects.
Thank you to the Today's Flowers team who work so hard to organise this weekly meme.
To see more flowers please click here.

11 comments:

  1. Beautiful embroidery. That last one is my favorite.

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  2. What beautiful needlework your mother has done! My mother also loved to do needlework and I have several of her creations on my walls.

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  3. These are so special We have qa country fair in a week where many display their art

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  4. great buds Frodo and I love it sandy

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  5. Beautiful embroidery! Your mother was very skilled with the needle! The last one is gorgeous!

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  6. Your Mom is indeed talented, I love the second one.

    Rose of Sharon as they call it.

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  7. Just lovely ... reminds me how much I used to enjoy embroidery myself. It's been a long time since I've done any however.
    Hugs and blessings,

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  8. Very nice needlework. I can appreciate all the patient work, but also a lot of pleasure in creating these master pieces.

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  9. Nice work, and a fun way to interpret the theme!

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  10. More treasured heirlooms. How lovely to have such treasures from your mother.

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