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Embroideries that Record History – San Diego continued.

We noted that the hillsides around San Diego were arid.  Trees and grass were only in the city as they are dependent on irrigation.  I am sure that the residential areas now spread up the hillsides and that they are no longer as arid as when we saw them.  In November, the weather was lovely.  […]

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Embroideries that Record History – San Diego

This is not a record of an historical event that includes people but rather a “Snapshot in Time” of the beautiful city of San Diego.  In 1983, my husband and I visited this most interesting city.  While there, I found a black and white line drawing poster designed by Chotre and dated 1979.  I knew […]

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Chloe, an older cousin, is now a University student.

I study Classics and Archaeology at school so the study of burial practices is really important to my field because they’re the best preserved form of material culture that remains for us of ancient peoples and their society. Burials are how people respect and remember their ancestors so studying how they chose to bury their […]

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Catching “The Itch to Stitch” at a very early age.

It is never too young to start a creative career: In the Northern Hemisphere, summer vacation time will shortly be here.  If you have the opportunity, this is a great time to stitch (thus starting the “itch to stitch”) with the younger members of your family. Grandma Marlene definitely had a great time introducing her […]

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Daffodils and Magnolias: Hand Stitch Recognizable Spring Flowers

To give you more of an idea on content, here are two examples of the many individual plants and flowers that are included in this ebook.  After these, you will find the books’  Contents List.  Enjoy! If you have started reading this book here at Daffodils, you have cheated yourself out of a wealth of […]

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“Take a Peek Inside” Stitching Idyllic Spring Flowers Second Edition

When available, I always like to “Take a Peek Inside” a stitching book that I am contemplating purchasing.  Then I know if the information duplicates what I already know or if it new for me.  This book is technically relevant for new stitchers in that it includes basic information that I have not seen in […]

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The Country Wife Mural 6

Here is a comment from Jeri Ames referring to post 5.       Thank you Jeri. If you cannot resist the urge (smile!), have the time (smile!) and want to learn glove-making (smile!), a book to locate that probably is out-of-print is: “How to Make Gloves – Step-by-Step Instructions for Beginners”, by Eunice Close, published by Charles T. […]

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The Country Wife Mural 5.

The centre of the mural is very busy.  I imagine that it is a weekday afternoon and the ladies of the Women’s Institute are gathered in the Church Hall where they will enjoy each others company, catch up on the  news, discuss topics of interest while all the time, keeping their hands busy and being […]

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The Country Wife Mural 4

The central area of the Country Wife Mural appears to be inside a Church Hall judging by the shape of the windows.  It is well lit and the ladies of the Women’s Institute are occupied with the skills that were normal activities for them. Restoration of the mural is progressing.  The picture below gives us […]

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The Country Wife Mural 3

The ladies choir is in full voice.  Look at their faces, their expressions, their hats and their clothes.  Fabric was in short supply in those post war years so that it is possible that the different fabrics came from available stashes.  Make do and mend was still prevalent at the time.  Note the shoes and […]

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