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Tony's Mum died this morning.
His sister Mary phoned to say that she had gone to her art class, had collapsed and the medics were not able to revive her. Yesterday she went into Bristol with Mary to buy things for her art class. She met up with Emily her granddaughter and her great granddaughter Violet. How lovely that she went so soon after that, and so peacefully.
I've decided to share some of her beautiful embroidery.
Mum was learning right up to her death - aged 88yrs. She was a fine needlewoman who enjoyed all aspects of creativity. These three pictures come from a period when she focussed on using gold in her work - thread, buttons, leather and metal.
We will all miss her very much
Helen

Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Mum's Embroidery
Username:helenlinda helenlinda
Uploaded:24 Jan 2014 - 5:23 PM
Tags:Embroidery, Gold, Mum, Specialist / abstract
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crookymonsta
crookymonsta e2 Member 6697 forum postscrookymonsta vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 5:40 PM

What an amazingly talented lady, these belong in a museum so that they will be seen. My thoughts are with all of you.
Sandra

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barbarahirst
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24 Jan 2014 - 5:47 PM

what a wonderful image to remember her by...
my thoughts with you all ....
but lucky lady to go that way.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 5:48 PM

Her needlework is astoundingly beautiful, Helen, the world has lost a lady with immense talent. Thinking of you all. Carol

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almiles
almiles  438 forum posts United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 5:54 PM

That's incredible artistry.

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 6:01 PM

My thoughts are with you and family a difficult time
Wonderful tribute and such lovely needlework.
Lillian

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cabbie
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24 Jan 2014 - 6:05 PM

Lovely image a fine tribute. my condolences Helen

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 6:06 PM

Thank you all so much for your kind words and thoughts SmileSmile

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DicksPics
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24 Jan 2014 - 6:13 PM

This is a wonderful tribute to your Mum-in-law, Helen - she was a very talented lady.
My condolences at this very sad time.
Best wishes,
Richard

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ColleenA
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24 Jan 2014 - 6:20 PM


Quote: Her needlework is astoundingly beautiful, Helen, the world has lost a lady with immense talent. Thinking of you all. Carol

So sorry to hear of her death. As Carol says so much talent. She obviously lived her life to the fullest right to the end. Condolences to you and the family.

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franken
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24 Jan 2014 - 6:43 PM


Quote: Her needlework is astoundingly beautiful, Helen, the world has lost a lady with immense talent. Thinking of you all. Carol

I couldn't have said it any better, Helen.

Ken

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JawDborn
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24 Jan 2014 - 6:44 PM

So sorry to hear about your loss. Exquisite work of hers. Thank you for sharing the delights of the embroidery with us.

Condolences to you and your family.

Jack

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ChiliMan
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24 Jan 2014 - 6:50 PM

Not only did she go peacefully but she got to see her daughter and grand-daughter the previous day. Nevertheless, it's such a pity she had to go. She had a lot more joy to experience and share. Such a tragic loss to her loved ones and the art world. My condolences to you all, Helen.

Andrew

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andylea
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24 Jan 2014 - 7:11 PM

beautiful work helen a wonderful tribute Wink
andy

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mikbee
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24 Jan 2014 - 7:17 PM

Sad news indeed Helen.
She was a very talented lady by the looks of it !!
Mick.

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7435 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1022 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 7:27 PM

This is so beautiful. My deepest sympathy to you both on your loss - but what a wonderful way to go! Peacefully and doing something she loved...
Moira

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richmowil
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24 Jan 2014 - 7:37 PM


Quote: That's incredible artistry.

I totally agree with the above comment!! The work is so detailed and skillfully completed. So well presented too!! Great work from Both!!

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SUE118
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24 Jan 2014 - 7:58 PM

Beautiful and lovely.

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pablophotographer

Sending my sympathy to you.

Quite artisan work, her arts craft and your picture.
May we all live as long as your mum.

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taggart
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24 Jan 2014 - 8:20 PM

Helen, this is a rather sad but very lovely story-- Sending hugs to you and a blessing on your home! Jennnnn

PS: The embroidery is spectacularly lovely, a master crafts lady!

PS2--- crying here, we just got the same news re John's mother….

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netta1234
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24 Jan 2014 - 8:59 PM

She was a very talented lady that I am sure will be missed,
Be thankful that she was able to do what she enjoyed up to the last minutes .
My thought are with you and the family.
Netta

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 9:55 PM

You will miss her Helen but what beautiful work she has left with you to keep happy memories alive.
Joan.

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Irishkate
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24 Jan 2014 - 10:52 PM

Combined talent -your mother-in-law's and your own in this stunning montage.
Is Tony an artist of some kind too?
So sorry she has died but lovely that she saw everybody so recently.
Beautiful work.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2014 - 11:12 PM


Quote: Combined talent -your mother-in-law's and your own in this stunning montage.
Is Tony an artist of some kind too?


No way Kate - Tony is not an artist, nor does he appreciate my photos, let alone his mother's embroidery WinkWinkWinkWink

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LynneJoyce
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24 Jan 2014 - 11:39 PM

What a lovely tribute to a very talented lady. Please accept my good wishes for you and your family at this difficult time.

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ukgubbi
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25 Jan 2014 - 1:57 AM

She has left behind a great legacy. My salute to that great lady. Love her artistic work.

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peekay2001
25 Jan 2014 - 3:12 AM

it is something very beautiful and doesnt often fall before eyes..

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jaktis
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25 Jan 2014 - 8:11 AM

Very beauitful work of art and a great tribute

Peter

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2014 - 8:50 AM

Thank you so much for your comments . Many thanks to Kate for her User Award - Mum would have been thrilled with it SmileSmileSmileSmile

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TrevBatWCC
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25 Jan 2014 - 11:14 AM

Oh dear, how sad Helen Sad But what stunning work here, such amazing detail and quality - and your presentation of her work is excellent, I'm sure she would be very proud of this Smile Has to merit parting with my UA here Smile
Trev Smile
I've tried to give my User Award to this upload, but it says cannot give Award and displays the message: This photo was uploaded at 24 Jan 2014 - 5:23 PM you can only give your award to photos uploaded on or after 24/01/2014.
When I hover my cursor over the Add To User Award Shortlist, that displays: Cannot shortlist, This photo was uploaded before your last award.
How very strange this is, it's never happened before Sad I may try again later....

Last Modified By TrevBatWCC at 25 Jan 2014 - 11:23 AM

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CaroleS
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25 Jan 2014 - 11:21 AM

So sad, but I have to say that is the way to go. Sounds as though she was a wonderful lady and is leaving some happy memories.
My thoughts are with you.
Carole

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Joline
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25 Jan 2014 - 12:51 PM

I hope I am so lucky as to go like that.....what a blessing even though I know what a deep hole it leaves in those left behind.l
She certainly created great beauty to be remembered by, these are real treasures.
My sympathies to you and your family.

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2014 - 1:06 PM

Many thanks Trev, Carole and Joline SmileSmileSmile

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WhiteRose1
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26 Jan 2014 - 12:57 PM

Extraordinary craftwork and a wonderful momento, Helen.

Dave

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HELANA
HELANA e2 Member 4HELANA vcard United Kingdom
27 Jan 2014 - 4:07 PM

Very beautiful work . Something beautiful that it will remind you of her life for ever Helen. Thinking of you .
Erena.

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helenlinda
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27 Jan 2014 - 5:59 PM

Thanks Dave and Erena SmileSmile

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Source
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29 Jan 2014 - 10:48 PM

Amazing colour and detail
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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2014 - 12:16 AM

stunning work indeed. You made a beautiful showcase of her artwork an fond memory to share.
I could say a few things about men and no comprehension for photos or art, sigh.

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