with needle and thread…

Another piece from the chest of drawers containing linens sewn by my grandmothers…  since it was last a picture of my Italian great-grandmother’s initialled linen pillow cover (or pillow sham) from 1920s Calabria, it seemed fitting this time to take out this doily with embroidery hand-stitched by my Australian grandmother, circa 1950s in Brisbane – mezza italiana/mezza australiana….
I currently have it on top of a duchess, as in furniture (now there’s a term that possibly makes me sound Iike I’m about a hundred years old!)

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2 responses to “with needle and thread…

  1. Lydia Kinda

    Hi again, What a good idea, have “downsized” to a small apartment I have lots of crocheted pieces by my Czech grandmother that I keep safe, I must remember to take photos of them and share.

  2. Lovely – a beautiful connection with the past!

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