Sunday, July 1, 2012

Needlework

Minnie and her girls all did some form of needlework, whether embroidery, knitting, crocheting, or sewing. Minnie's forte was cross stitch, often on pillow cases, such as the one at left. 

Or this one, a more stylized floral pattern:


Minnie also embroidered this apron for me, with a fruity motif, which I have carefully kept all these many years:


One of my favorites is this young girl in a sunbonnet. I don't know who embroidered this one, but the label indicates that the linen fabric upon which the stitching is done was woven by Sally Moyer, Minnie's great-grandmother (and my 3x great-grandmother), who lived from 1811 to 1890. This hung over the bed in Minnie's room:



And one last piece is the handiwork of Minnie's daughter Glenadore. I like this one too, because it expresses the family's sentiments about their home. This one hung over Minnie's bed as well:


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