Saturday, January 06, 2007

Photo Hunt - Memory



This week's theme is 'Memory' and here's my entry. This is an older photo, taken in our house in the UK. It has lots of memories for me.


First - the wall. This is the dining room and it was the first room we decorated. It was painted in a dark red gloss (!) when we bought the house and I painted over it in cream and colourwashed in terracotta.

Then - the embroidery. I stitched this in 1989. It's not the best picture of it but I chose it because of the wall (there's a slightly better photo in my stitching album in the General Embroidery section). I was stitching this when I heard my gran had died. Grannie and Gum (my name for my grandad) lived with us from when I was 3, so Grannie was very special to me. I was at university when she died, just about to go home for a 3 week holiday. I finished this off over that holiday so it will always be a memorial for her. It also reminds me of one of my best friends, who found me stitching at 6.30 in the morning the day after I got the news. She guessed at once what had happened.

21 comments:

  1. Nice piece, I stitched a very similar piece in my younger days.

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  2. those are great memories! Mines up too.

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  3. Great job! I don't have the patience for that :)

    Mine's up too.

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  4. A beautiful picture to remind you of such a special person. This is a very good photo for today's theme. Thanks for sharing.

    Take care,
    Connie
    My photo is up.

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  5. Oh my, what a beautiful piece of work! A bittersweet memory but a wonderful choice for the theme.

    My memory is here.

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  6. Wow Nicki, what a big collection of memories are captured in this photo. Some memories are sweet and sad. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Nicki - That´s so lovely! Thanks a lot for sharing this beautiful memories!
    San

    P.S.: Please visit my Hunt - Thanks a lot =)

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  8. All of your needlework is so lovely. I used to have time to embroider and cross-stitch, even smock. Someday before I get too old, I'd like to do more. Beautiful.
    Mine's up too.

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  9. Beautiful memories!

    Thanks for stopping by.

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  10. Lovely photo of a lovely stitching.
    Happy Saturday!
    Mine's up too.
    L

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  11. Stunning work. I admire your talent. Thanks for visiting! Happy Saturday.

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  12. A very sweet memory, and nice work too!

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  13. What a wonderful talent in decorating and your stitchery.
    Fabulous memory.

    Mine's posted.

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  14. What a beautiful cross stitch picture. Your grandma sounded very special. Thank you for sharing your memory and have a great weekend.

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  15. My mom cross stitches and I can look at so many of her pieces and remember where in time we were when she made them. There is something about this craft that does capture memories. Thanks for sharing your story.

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  16. Many memories associated with that photo. It's a beautiful piece of stitching.

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  17. Hi Nicki, I just visited your blog for (I think) the first time, and just wanted to say that I love your work. That Pompei Garden is stunning!
    Some stitched pieces will always be special, won't they? Thanks for sharing.

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  18. Great choice for the theme! And the design is beautiful!

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  19. Great association of photo with embroidery with memories. I don't cross-stitch very much, more needlepoint and lately crochet, a little sewing but each piece will be associated with where I bought it or made it or what it represents.

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  20. Beautiful piece. So pretty and peaceful!

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  21. Beautiful, I love cross stitching.

    Mine is up too.

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