Tuesday, May 23, 2017
A Significant Completion.
Another completion from The Splendid Sample, which for me, is also a tribute to a Very Dear Aunt.
Satin stitch embroidery has not been something I have done in probably, a couple of decades..I had a very good reason to check that I could still do this stitch. Although simple, it does need to be even and well placed within the designated outline. . While we were visiting home last year, a dear Aunt, gave me one of her unfinished embroidered table cloths. .My Aunt recalled, as a very small child the design had been of particular fascination for me This being the very reason she wanted me to have this piece of her work to complete, along with my delight in this kind of needlework.
Over the many moons since that time, I had the forgotten the cloth.. When my Aunt produced the item I immediately remembered the design. I looked at it recently & wondered however I would be able to produce such beautiful Satin stitches, to compliment the exquisite stitching already on the table cloth, by my Aunt. I feel a tad more confident having completed this particular block consisting of much Satin stitch, along with a patchwork border.
The significant part is that today, May 23rd, 2017 in the Southern Hemisphere, my very dear Aunt is celebrating her 90th birthday. I finished the embroidery last night & the patchwork borders were attached to complete the block, this morning. I've been blessed to have seven aunts, four of my late, very dear Mother's, sisters & a SIL, along with two sisters of my late Father. I'm very lucky to still have my Mother's two younger sisters.
This block below #20, from the online adventure called, "The Splendid Sampler." by Pat Sloan & Jane Davidson. A wonderful quilting, stitching & learning adventure from last year, which is about to start again in a few days. Details, photographs, participants, sign ups, along with the Wonderful Splendid Sampler book, can be found here, https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheSplendidSampler/