Wednesday, 9 April 2008

Gracious Hospitality










This week we are displaying any stitched items relating to Afternoon Tea. I have a couple of embroidered tablecloths.



The squared tablecloth was a gift to my grandmother in the 1930's . It is embroidered in squares and then the squares are stitched together. The stitching between the squares looks a little like a railway line. Which is curious because the lady that worked it was a Stationmaster's wife. I must admit I don't use it it's too precious!



The tray cloth was embroidered by myself in 1961 (I was 9). It's not perfect by any means, but not bad for a 9yr. old

p.s. Excuse the layout I don't seem to have got the hang of this yet.!








15 comments:

BooksPlease said...

The embroidery looks lovely. I think I may have some of mine from when I was a child - somewhere.

I find the layout difficult too, but I've found it helps if you type the post in the Edit HTML tab rather than the Compose one. I only just found this out after nearly a year of writing my blog.

zetor said...

Thanks for that I'll give it a go next time.

zetor said...

p.s. try and find your cloths would love to take a look.

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

You were quite the accomplished embroiderer at nine! The tablecloth connected by "railroad" stitches is a treasure. Just lovely!

Carrie said...

Such lovely linens.

Anonymous said...

Really pretty embroidery. I especially like the gift to your Grandmother...very pretty and also a little different, with the "train tracks". It's really stood the test of time; it looks in fab condition!

Molly xxx

Charli and me said...

Very nice. How nice that you have something you made as a child. They all are true treasures.

ellen b said...

You have some beautiful embroidered linens. My grandmother sat with me to help me complete an emboridery project. It's special even though it's not perfect. Enjoy...

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

You have some very pretty needlework, the tablecloth is precious indeed!

I finally have mine posted.

Katherine

Arleen ~ The Tea Room said...

These embroidered linens are beautiful. What treasures!

Grace Yaskovic said...

what lovely treasures!

Sweet Necessi-Teas said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing the history of your pieces! They are treasures.

Joyce said...

Oh your tablecover is very nice. I need one of those. HA! All your things are lovely. I can't imagine being able to do that needlework that you did at 9 years old. You must have had a great tutor and encourager. Good job!
Joyce

Miss Sandy said...

I love the stories of your linens as well as the pieces themselves. Thank you for sharing them.

Pam said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog! I love your embroidered linens, and the stories for each - beautiful treasures!