The Toronto Historical Embroidery was completed and installed. That is Marie on the right wearing the white sweater and Sue is centre front.
We celebrated!! Why not! After six years of intensive effort and the participation of 140 stitchers. The Toronto Guild of Stitchery had achieved an incredible feat. We were rightfully proud of ourselves. And, we were all so young!
And then what?
Most of us remained members of the Toronto Guild, but we basically went back to our normal lives. Basements got tidied up and the extra chairs and tables went back into storage. We stopped being part of each others’ daily lives. A few people moved out of town; many of us went back to work either full or part-time.
We got on with our lives – as happens.
It is now 37 years later. Marie and I have remained constant friends but we have lost track of most of the others. Sue sent me her photos and Marie sent me her advertising brochure of the Embroidery We each have a copy of the video which has given much of the specific information for you.
Recently, Marie, Sue and I met for lunch. Although time had wrought physical changes, we were still the same people and we were glad to be together again. Marie is on the left with Sue in the centre. We had lots to talk about of course. Marie continues to quilt and Sue has taken it up since she retired. I continue to stitch but it has become increasingly sporadic.
We plan to meet again at noon on Wednesday, October 23. We are going to City Hall to see the Embroidery and I hope to get a few more photos of the embroidery in its new location. I would like to take a video if possible.
Here is how to find the Toronto Historical Embroidery.
On to the ground floor of City Hall, you will find Cafe on the Square. Behind the cafe, there is a corridor and a staircase going down to the lower level. The Embroidery is located at the bottom of the stairs. It has its own lighting system and audio presentation which you can turn on.
Visiting is free. It is in excellent condition as it was well made, well finished and is protected from daylight and dirt.
If you are in Toronto downtown that day and just happen to be there, we would love to include you in our trip down memory lane.
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