Happy Belated Mother’s Day!

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!

Mother’s Day Card from my son

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!

Dearest Dolls, Ken Davies, 1954

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!

Cross Stitch, Pam Jersey, 1975

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.

Cross Stitch Sampler, maker unknown

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!

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7 responses to “Happy Belated Mother’s Day!

  1. Pamela Carpenter

    Thank you for the special Mother’s Day wish. Having wonderful children makes motherhood fun and easy. I love every minute. I think if you do put Pam’s name on the front of the cross-stich you should add your initials and date. Maybe you could add the restored or something that would indicagte that it was rescued and loved once again.

  2. love the the cross-stitch for the bathroom

  3. I have seen this design on other items (a wood plaque) from the early 70s. I may even have this pattern somewhere.

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