Sunday, December 2, 2012

Remembering

One year ago my mother-in-law Thelma passed from this world leaving us all the wonderful memories of her love and accomplishments.  Recently Ron's sister brought us the crewel embroidery picture I had stitched for Thelma more than 40 years ago.
I first made it as a pillow cover but she never wanted to use the pillow because it was too special to her and it might get torn up, dirty or worn out.  So, it stayed wrapped up in a drawer to be unwrapped on occasion and admired.  After it was tucked away for several years, Ron and I slipped it out and took it home with us.  I disassembled the pillow and had the top framed.  We gifted it to Thelma again.  She promptly asked Ron to hang it in a place where she could look at it every day.  For the rest of her life the embroidery picture hung where she could see it.

Butterflies and flowers always made her smile and feel good so that determined my choice of the picture to stitch.  I had to learn some new stitches and enjoyed every minute of the crewel embroider.  I only wish I could stitch as well now.

4 comments:

Dinah said...

Very pretty and a wonderful story! I've never even tried crewel or any other kind of embroidery, but I like to look at what others do. Thanks for sharing!

Becky said...

Beautiful. Butterflies are my "thing" too. What a lovely treasure for her and now you.

Knitrageous said...

Great story! So glad the picture is yours to remember her by.

Merry Karma said...

Sweet story...