How Far Would You Go? Finishing a 50 Year Old Embroidery Project

I have been working steadily to complete the unfinished stitching (UFOs or unfinished objects among stitchers) of my Mom and her mom. I completed the Welcome embroidery and it is framed and welcoming people into a loving home.  I feel happy that this piece did not end up half stitched in the Savers or Goodwill.  I see things like that in thrift stores and I do not buy them unless they are the coolest design I have ever seen.  I do not feel compelled to save those pieces.

Welcome embroidery

Welcome embroidery

I found this piece in my sewing stuff with the original instructions and floss all neatly packaged wth the linen. Mom claims it was not hers, so it must have belonged to her mother. Grandmom B. was an embroidery dynamo who sewed beautiful table cloths, pillow cases, bed covers, table runners, bureau scarves, doilies and so on.  She taught Mom to embroider and Mom taught me. My embroidery keeps her stitching legacy alive and reminds me of my Mom and Grandmom with each stitch.

Doily Quotes

I would not have a doily in my house as a doily but love all the work on them.   All that crocheted edging, the tiny stitches. So, I added some text to these and now they can go on a bulletin board, above a desk, or on a dresser for morning inspiration.  

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