Wildflowers in Winter ~ Week 5

Week 5 – February 13 – 19. Stitching up wildflowers – creations made with textiles (fabric, yarn, thread etc.) and featuring wildflowers in some form, made by you or someone else.

I didn’t realize how many embroidered or stitched items I had to share in this category! After ironing and taking photos and making collages, I’m finally ready with my post for this week.

The first collages I’m going to share are very special to me because they are of 2 Tablecloths and a set of napkins that my dear little Babushka Vera embroidered for me. My little grandma (we called her little because she was only about 4’11” tall) embroidered this first one as a wedding gift for us.

 

I went shopping with her and picked out the size of tablecloth and the napkins. Then we chose the embroidery threads together, too. Sweet memories. Did I mention that my Babushka only had one hand. One of her arms was amputated from the elbow down when she was a young girl. That never slowed her down. The flowers on this cloth look similar to this Aster.

 

This cloth that my Babushka also embroidered was given to me probably when I graduated from High school. These two Tablecloths are my favorite of all my stitched items because of the love and time it took for my dear Babushka to make them for me.

This photograph of our Babushka was taken in 1969 at my sister Vera’s wedding. Isn’t she the cutest little thing?! She’s looking up at my sister Vera here. She went home to be with her Lord in March of 1980.

To see more stitched Wildflower goodies click on over to Elizabeth Joy’s at Wilflower Morning.

Photobucket is holding all my photos I stored with them from 2007-2015 hostage. They have blacked out all those photos on my blog posts. OH BOTHER! I’m slowly cleaning up my posts.

14 thoughts on “Wildflowers in Winter ~ Week 5

  1. Oh my, you did have a lot of ironing to do! I love old linens, especially when they have hand work on them like these. These are wonderful keepsakes of your sweet grandma.
    How do you store these? That is a problem I have.

    You actually have two Show and Tell posts today!

    Kathy, (You know, I’m 4’11 now too).

  2. I had no idea this week would bring up so many stories of special people. I would have liked to have known your little babushka. She seems so special. Is there a story that goes with the loss of her arm?

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  4. Beautiful linens. I embroidered a tablecloth in red, yellow, green and blue the first year I was married. It was put away while we were in Indo. and developed ‘problems’ in storage. I gave it away several years ago. I wonder if anyone bought it at Goodwill and fixed it up.

    Lovely day today. Did you walk? I clipped ivy and honeysuckle.

  5. What a sweet post! I love the embroidered work you featured of your precious grandma. What lovely work she did. It’s amazing what she was able to do with only one hand. My mother had only one leg (the other being amputated from the hip down) and it didn’t stop her either. She was an avid gardener and determined always!

    LaTeaDah

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