Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Treasure made with love by my Mum



Old chairs decorating the wall turned into something very special 

After the passing of our son, my mother at the age of 80, started to painstakingly work two tapestries.
"A Mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden falls upon us;
when adversity takes the place of prosperity;
when friends desert us;
when trouble tickens around us,
still will she cling to us,
and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness,
and cause peace to return to our hearts."

Washington Irving
The tapestry is waiting for an up-cycle
Needlepoint is the delicious art of filling in holes with wool. 
"Seating on a wall"
These two chairs were sitting on a wall to battered to us as seating.
I do like to keep mementos from my work, whether they be photos,
the backs of make-up chairs or even props and clothes. Add caption


They tell their own story 
We could use these for my mother's tapestries 


A touch here and there 


Measure . . . measure


Special!!
 Love from South Africa 
Sandra

Thank you for all the wonderful friends whom are sharing this story!!!


9 comments:

  1. What incredible treasures! I love to needlepoint, but have never made chair covers. I am sure that yours were labors of love from a very special person. Thank you for sharing this!

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    1. Thanks Diane my Mum turned 82 in January and this is indeed very special.
      Thanks for stopping by.
      Love from a windy South Africa

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  2. Perfect! Your mothers work is beautiful, and, adds a loving touch to these chairs. Love this post.

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    1. Thanks Rosemary wonderful to have you here.
      Have a wonderful day
      Love
      ]Sandra

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  3. That is a very special project!! I love it! Thank you for sharing it, and for linking up to Super Sunday Sync.

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    1. Dear Rosey
      Thanks for hosting - wonderful to have you here.
      Love from South Africa
      Sandra

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  4. Hello Sandra - I love tapestries! These are all the more special because they're made by your mother - they're perfect for these chairs. I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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    1. Dear Kathy thanks for you wonderful comment but most of all thanks you hosting a super duper link!!!
      Regards
      Sandra

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  5. those chairs are beautiful! what an awesome thing to do! Happy to be following you from the sunday sync!
    -Bethany
    http://eatemup121.blogspot.com/

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