Thursday, June 9

Flower Power

A kind friend presented me with treasure trove a little while ago. I don't know the history and I am not sure she does, but she was gifted a wonderful set of embroidery threads, all stored neatly in carefully stitched fabric rolls. I have not counted the skeins but there are scores of them. This was a serious embroidery habit. When L decided she was unlikely to undertake more embroidery herself, she passed them on to me. I feel privileged to own them now and love to look at the individual colour selections and imagine what stitchery took place over so many years.

From the sublime to the simple - a few flowers in a paper vase. One of a bunch of flower cards I made recently. Ande here's a mocked-up vase of felt flower and heart brooches. The vase has been depleted since I snapped this as several sold at the Food and Craft Fair at St Boswells last Saturday. There was a grand range of makers displaying their wares, from hats to homebakes, bags to artisan bread. I don't think any stallholder was immune to the glorious aromas emanating from that corner of the hall, and most went away with a loaf or two (yup, two in my case). Julia had done a fantastic job of organising the event and is maybe planning a pre-Christmas one too.


Janice said...

I know how you feel, my dad gave me all his embroidery threads, and various other bits and pieces. He loved to cross stitch and had loads of thread.

Helen said...

That is beautiful, Lindsay. And I wish I could have been at the fair. Julia's bags are gorgeous!! We have our own fair in Lochinver today, but sadly no bread. However we do have Sugar and Spice selling the most wonderful gingerbread and brownies.

Kate said...

Your embroidery threads are gorgeous... I was given a similar collection (but not so beautifully sorted) and I've barely touched it - you've inspired me to give it a go!