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Stamford Bridge Tapestry Project 1066- updated.

Here is a new video that updates us on the progress made to the Stamford Bridge Tapestry.  I wrote about this project a few months ago.  The video will tell you and show you the embroidery in progress. Here is a repeat of  the historical background. 1066 was a bad year for England.  Very bad […]

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Just 70 years young and ready to travel to a museum.

This glamorous young lady was made by myself in 1947/48 when I was about 14/15 years old.  She is 20″ tall/long.  She is sitting down in this photo and is able to sit unsupported. Yes she was a challenge to make as there was a lack of the necessary materials after the end of the […]

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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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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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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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