Have you ever tried embroidery? It’s such a lovely hobby. I’ve done it for years on and off and I’m really pleased that my daughter has taken to it recently.

I was rummaging around in my cupboard the other day
and came across this eimg_6904.jpgmbroidery.             img_7141.jpg

It’s definitely not going to win any prizes but it is very special to me.

My lovely grandmother bought it for Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation in 1953.  It is still in the envelope and has this magazine cut out which has the photograph of the Queen to stick on the embroidery.
She didn’t get around to doing so many, many years later she gave it to me.

I’m not sure how old I was when she first gave it to me but I can remember doing some of the embroidery at her house. Probably asking her to re-thread my needle every five minutes!

Then, it got IMG_7147put away and left for more years.
I finally finished it, long after my grandmother had died and I have never done anything with it.
But, it got me thinking, these things are so full of memories. The fact that embroidery can take simply forever to complete, is somehow special.

It’s going back in the cupboard for now but I expect
it’ll be ‘found’ all over again sometime soon.


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Here it is a bit bigger, read to the bottom to see the interesting reverse of the magazine page.


Fascinating stuff!
Back soon,
Love Rosie


About rosiesartsandcrafts

An avid arty crafty kind of person, I can never leave anything as it was intended, as you will come to see as I post my arty and crafty blogs which follow a self-imposed challenge to create something every week and blog about whatever I've done. I hope my work will inspire your own creations but please note that the text, pictures and artwork are ©rosiesartsandcrafts unless otherwise noted; all rights reserved. The content of this blog may not be copied or used without permission. Projects and layouts may not be copied for submission to contests, magazines, or other publications in any form. For questions or comments please email rosiemiddleton2@gmail.com
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