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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Paxton House & nostalgia

Helen's Exhibition was fantastic we had a good catch up as well. I then went into Berwick upon Tweed and while having a nostalgic trip to where my Mum was brought up and I was born met a brilliant 91 year old lady who remembered my mother and all her family. Absolutely brilliant. I wish someone had taken a photograph of the smiles on both of our faces.

Here is a picture of my Mum, Gran and Great Gran who all lived in Berwick.
This lady remembered all my uncles and went to school with Uncle Harry who was drowned at sea with his son-in-law while they were out fishing. I wish someone had been there to take photos of our faces we were both grinning like Cheshire cats!

Here is one of the pieces of work I have done over the last few weeks, it uses the above image along with the map of Berwick and Coldstream where my father was brought up. The embroidery on the piece reminds me of the first embroideries I did for my Gran who loved the pieces I did when I was a teenager. The painted Bondaweb, tissue paper fabric and scrunched brown paper are a reminder of my recent embroidery journeys. I have loved working on this piece and it is still a work in progress.

One more share of my recent work is a felted piece that uses up scraps from my TUSAL jar. The beads are not stitched on yet.


Lindsey said...

awww! nostalgia indeed - I've a tear in my eye...

Annette B said...

What a wonderful time you had meeting those people. Love your map.

Teresa said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful remembering day.
Love your pieces.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Val said...

It is lovely to visit childhood places ... ages since I got back home to Great Yarmouth :(
and lovely work Sheila x
Go peep at my jewellery here as I am adding to my hobbies lol and need some 'followers'
Val x

Kate said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time Sheila. It's lovely when you meet people who remember your family.

Julie said...

A great trip Sheila, you were obviously meant to go there at just that time, how wonderful

Your 2 new additions are both gorgeous