Wednesday, April 1, 2009
A Needle Work From the Past
To day I went to the attic “especially” to take out this piece, very valuable for me, a souvenir, now almost 50 years old.
A little tablecloth! I worked on it together with my mother in law.
I made a small tablecloth, my mother in law made one twice as large. When I had finished mine, I helped her to finish hers. So we spent much time together and I was always looking forward to the Sunday afternoons when we could sit together and do our needle work.
Many years it decorated my drawing room table.
It's made in “cross stitch”!
I think after so many years you still can say it's a very modern pattern. I still like the colors and I always found them very special.
I had so much pleasure in needle work in those days, it was my favorite hobby.
I also made my own dresses like the one on this picture where I was only 16 years old.
I often think back on those days with mixed feelings because my fiancée (now my husband) was at sea and often away from home for long time. So I had much time to do needle work.
Now these days, I do no longer needle work, only small adjustments (on cloths) so now and then.
It's all in the past!
Time flies fast! Much too fast!