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

 Love from South Africa 

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