Monday, June 29, 2009

Early needlework

Just thought I'd side track a bit and show you some pictures I took of one of my first tries at needlework as a young girl. I must have been around 12 years of age when I stitched it, so we're going back about 30 years ago that this little piece was created.


I remember that the whole design came as a kit, but I'm sorry to say that I have no idea who the designer was nor what brand name it came under. It was stitched on a natural linen with probably Anchor threads.

It was framed quite a number of years ago with a simple, dark wooden, recessed frame. I think it was a cheap one bought at a craft shop which came with glass. Mum and Dad would have mounted and framed it for me, since I was still only young.

I have it hanging in my computer/craft room and as the years go by I cherish it more and more.

21 comments:

Hazel said...

Jane! That is so lovely! You obviously had taste even as a young girl. It's gorgeous. xx

Margaret wong said...

Very nice indeed! Your embroidery is very good even at that young age! Just love the whole piece!

Encarna said...

Since it looked good small outboard that I love your girl with flowers, much admire its beautiful embroidery as well as fabrics to choose from, a wonderful welcome from the Mexico.Vive in a beautiful country.




me encanto su niña con flores, admiro mucho sus hermosos bordados asi como las telas que escoge, una maravilla, la saludo desde Mexico.Vive en un hermoso pais.

Jan said...

Jane, what lovely stitching and embroidery! Even at that age, you were quite accomplished. I can see why you cherish it. I certainly would. Thanks for sharing!

bianca said...

very nice girl with a beautiful tree. Great
Bianca

Theresa said...

This is adorable!!! Such great work from a little girl as well~~~

Colleen said...

How lovely! Isn't it wonderful to have something from your childhood to cherish? I have some paint-by-number pictures I did when I was young and my mother also framed them. When she passed away a couple years ago I brought them home and they are hung where I see them every day. I started doing embroidery on pillow cases and luncheon cloths. I don't have any of them because I made them for gifts.

Melissa said...

That is so sweet and very beautiful. You were that talented so young!

Adriana Ortiz said...

Jane, I love the design,especially the roses.I can see you have good taste from your early years.

Regards,
Adri

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Deb said...

That is so pretty and you're lucky to still have it. My grandmother taught me to embroider when I was about the same age, but I don't think I have any of it. Too bad. Your stitching was beautiful for such a young age.

Chrissie said...

That is such a sweet piece Jane and certainly a treasure. Stitching has obviously been in your blood from quite and early age.

Chrissie

Kit said...

Oh, I love that piece. How wonderful to have a timeline of your work.

Kath said...

How special is that piece Jane! Very cute and your work was as lovely then as it is now. What a treasure it is.

Nataliya said...

Oh, Jane! What sweet, charming work. Such things need to be stored!

Polly said...

Very nice! I love this piece.

Анна - Зонт said...

Oh, Jane! It is so sweet!

zetor said...

So lovely. Your talent showed itself when you were very young.

Carol R said...

What a lovely piece of early stitching - a real treasure!

Tracy said...

So sweet! I can't seem to find any designs that I stitched as a child. I started when I was 12 also. I do have a couple from when I was 18 or so that hang in my mom's house.

Cathy Lloyd said...

Miss Jane! That is the most fabulous little stitching I've seen from a 12 year old! I'm so glad you've kept it all these years and taken pictures for us to enjoy! Wow! You were a fabulous stitcher even then! Thanks for sharing! :)