Have you ever tried embroidery? It’s such a lovely hobby. I’ve done it for years on and off and I’m really pleased that my daughter has taken to it recently.
I was rummaging around in my cupboard the other day
and came across this embroidery.
It’s definitely not going to win any prizes but it is very special to me.
My lovely grandmother bought it for Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation in 1953. It is still in the envelope and has this magazine cut out which has the photograph of the Queen to stick on the embroidery.
She didn’t get around to doing so many, many years later she gave it to me.
I’m not sure how old I was when she first gave it to me but I can remember doing some of the embroidery at her house. Probably asking her to re-thread my needle every five minutes!
Then, it got put away and left for more years.
I finally finished it, long after my grandmother had died and I have never done anything with it.
But, it got me thinking, these things are so full of memories. The fact that embroidery can take simply forever to complete, is somehow special.
It’s going back in the cupboard for now but I expect
it’ll be ‘found’ all over again sometime soon.
Here it is a bit bigger, read to the bottom to see the interesting reverse of the magazine page.