Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there and an extra special hug and kiss to my dear mom! I meant to get this posted yesterday, but time just gets away. I also noticed it’s been two weeks since my last post – shame on me!
Here is what I had waiting for me when I woke up on Sunday morning. On the other side of the card my son had drawn the entire lifecycle of a butterfly from the egg – too cute!
I’ve found some great picture at the thrift stores recently. The first one is a print from 1954 by Ken Davies called “Dearest Dolls”. From a bit of research, it seems as if this was a print commissioned by Family Circle magazine. This is painted in what is known as trompe-l’œil–painting something so realistic as to make it appear like it is actually a three dimensional object. All of his subjects involve some form of Americana and after looking at his website, I wish I could have a whole houseful of his paintings!
Here is another treasure I found, stitched by Pam Jersey in 1975. Her name is signed on the back of the frame. I’d like to get this cleaned, blocked, and re-framed and am tempted to find some vintage floss and stitch her name and date on the front. What do you think – is that cheating? This is going in my downstairs bathroom.
Finally, here is an old-fashioned cross-stitched sampler, no idea of the date or who made it. I figure it must be at least from the 60’s or 70’s…any ideas? This is a good reminder that you must always sign and date your work. You have no idea who might find it years later and really appreciate it.
Keep it thimble!