The winner of Embroidery from A - Z will have "one of the great reference books of all time" in her possession very soon. Perhaps she will want to start on a women's remembrance quilt of stitchery for her daughters.
I was absolutely smitten by this collage-style quilt of family hankies, stitched together with notable quotes from women (that one above from the undeniably brave Canadian woman Nellie McClung). I saw this quilt at a recent meeting of the Needle Arts Guild that I attended as a guest. It was made by Jeri Engen for her daughter who was heading off to university. Jeri and her mother in law stitched the hankies "crazy quilting" style to a linen tablecloth. This piece represents the needlework of four generations of women in their family. Embroidered profiles of each woman with her name below appear randomly over the quilt (you can see one in the lower left corner below).
Quotes are scattered about the quilt, some light-hearted, some dead serious....
...and some containing valuable advice for a first year student, like "no woman ever achieved orgasm mopping the floor".
And now, the next great embroiderer will be the person responsible for comment number 16!
C'est Kirsty! Felicitations! This is exciting. Kirsty is a new friend I've recently met in blogland who I hope will become an invaluable resource in our summer vacation planning. You see, she's a super talented crafty Aussie actually living in the south of France. You must visit her blog. Despite having 4 children in a foreign country, she manages to visit a new town almost every weekend, then returns home with amazing photos and stories of delicious French cuisine to share. Plus, she's hilarious. A quality I just love in bloggers. This post actually made me guffaw out loud at the end. Go have a look, seriously I'm sure she could publish a coffee table book with her photos.
Happy week everyone. I am almost finished stitching my Christmas gifts, which is great news because it's time to start baking! Neighbourhood Cookie Exchange is on Thursday night and I need to show up with 12 dozen delicious somethings.