There's a lot of embroidery being done around blogland these days. I'm not really a very good embroiderer. it's a bit "free" for me. I don't mind the cross stitch type ebroidery which is a bit more regular, or geometric, but I'm not really neat enough for the freestyle embroidery. I've got some nice cross stitch and tapestry from years ago, that I'll show you later on this month. But on to the embroidery....
When my mum died in 2000, I inherited (posh word for given) her crafty stuff. She was a very good artist, something I didn't inherit, and a keen knitter, which I did get from her. Amongst her stuff, was a pretty little embroidered tray mat, which was half finished..... and so it remained, half finished!
Unfortunately it has been folded up in a plastic bag for 50 years or so, which has left creases that won't iron out and a dirty mark along the creases, and it had pins in it for many years which have left rusty marks. I'm going to try and clean it up, but I know i'm going to have to be careful. But look how neat she was
But like it says in the title, like mother like daughter. Here's my half finished effort at embroidery. A cushion cover that I started probably 20 years ago
Got a long way didn't I? And it's nearly as creased as hers, with a ring where I left the hoop on!
And my embroidery isn't a patch on mums
There are around 20 diamonds to finish in this spring cover, and then I have the summer cushion cover too!
Here's the finished version, taken from the Wye Needlecraft website
Seeing so many other people tackle embroidery gives me hope that one day I willl finish these. Mum's first, then mine. Let's just hope you're still around in another 20 years to see them!