Sunday, March 3, 2013

Flashback...

Hope everyone had a great National Embroidery Month. I fell way behind due to life (& death), but am ready to start March with a bang.

While I continue to work on my daughter's One Direction quilt, I will share a few previous projects!

The Bonnet
This particular piece was for  local fundraiser. Everyone who participated decorated a window, then the windows were auctioned off. The pattern for this lovely lady in her floral bonnet came from the book Ladies of Leisure.

I traced out the pattern on to white cotton, crayon tinted it, then broke out the embroidery floss. I just rediscovered this photograph & figured I would share it. I think it is beautiful.

Ellen Hardin Walworth House Saratoga Springs, NY- razed
 This is another project that I created as part of a fundraiser. Our local DAR chapter (Saratoga) was holding a fundraiser & my mother & I created this pillow to help. Using a photograph of Daughters of the American Revolution founding member Ellen Hardin Walworth's home in Saratoga Springs, NY I was able to create this redwork facade. My mother put the pillow together.

The house was razed in the 1960s. There is currently a gas station/convenient store on Broadway where the house used to stand. The 3rd floor of the Saratoga Springs History Museum is an approximate replica of the rooms in the Walworth House.

back of Walworth House pillow
For more information on Ellen Hardin Walworth, check out Saratoga Sojourn: A Biography of Ellen Hardin Walworth by Allison Bennett & Fall of the House of Walworth by Geoffrey O'Brien.

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