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« on: June 02, 2015 04:34:42 PM »

When my Great Aunt passed away last year, I ended up taking her embroideries (since no else wanted them and, as a cross stitcher I know how much time must have gone into them so I couldn't bear to leave them) but they weren't really my sort of thing and were in frames per that weren't helping. I picked up a couple of cheap frames and sprayed them to bring out the colours in the embroidery, and I really love how they came out.

The two cottages are by my great aunt Alice, who was a really awesome, generous, kind hearted lady and died peacefully in her armchair, having fallen asleep knitting and eating jelly babies :-) The other piece was done for her by my grandma, who taught me to sew when I was in primary school and was really instrumental in setting me on the path of this hobby that brings me so much joy.
I love that now I have a little piece of these two inspirational ladies, brightening my walls like they brighten my life
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« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2015 05:58:32 PM »

It is wonderful that you added your own touch to the handiwork of loved ones. I see where you get your crazy talent from!

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« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2015 09:24:20 AM »

Those are lovely, the pop of color really makes them.
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« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2015 05:35:37 AM »

How good of you to preserve their work and their memory.  Smiley


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« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2015 04:41:26 PM »

These frames really are wonderful additions to their needlework. Recently, while shopping at my local goodwill I came across two rather large cross-stitched nursery decorations in lovely frames. On the backs of the frames was a handwritten enscription from someones Grandmother. Knowing how long this woman must have spent creating such large pieces I couldn't bear to leave them behind. I bought them and eventually gifted them as a baby gift for my cousin. Thanks for sharing!

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« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2015 03:50:56 AM »

What a beautiful way to remember them and their craft! I don't think I could leave something like that behind either, knowing that people I cared for spent hours working on it. It's great that you found a way to integrate these pieces in your own home's decor.

« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2016 02:11:07 PM »

It's amazing what a new frame can do! These look amazing, and what a great way to showcase your family's talent  Grin

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« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2016 07:08:20 PM »

The colors of the frames are perfect! I adore the blending of the old-school and the modern. <3
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