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Mum's Embroidery

By helenlinda
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

Tags: Mum Embroidery Specialist and abstract Gold

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24 Jan 2014 5:40PM
What an amazingly talented lady, these belong in a museum so that they will be seen. My thoughts are with all of you.

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barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2014 5:47PM
what a wonderful image to remember her by...
my thoughts with you all ....
but lucky lady to go that way.
CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
24 Jan 2014 5:48PM
Her needlework is astoundingly beautiful, Helen, the world has lost a lady with immense talent. Thinking of you all. Carol
almiles 8 38 102 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2014 5:54PM
That's incredible artistry.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2014 6:01PM
My thoughts are with you and family a difficult time
Wonderful tribute and such lovely needlework.
cabbie Plus
10 31 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2014 6:05PM
Lovely image a fine tribute. my condolences Helen

helenlinda Plus
10 356 22 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2014 6:06PM
Thank you all so much for your kind words and thoughts SmileSmile
24 Jan 2014 6:13PM
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,
ColleenA Plus
5 350 5 Australia
24 Jan 2014 6:20PM

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.
franken Plus
15 4.5k 4 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2014 6:43PM

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.

JawDborn Plus
5 1.1k 1 England
24 Jan 2014 6:44PM
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.

ChiliMan Plus
11 135 17 Singapore
24 Jan 2014 6:50PM
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.

andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2014 7:11PM
beautiful work helen a wonderful tribute Wink
mikbee 10 3 8 Scotland
24 Jan 2014 7:17PM
Sad news indeed Helen.
She was a very talented lady by the looks of it !!
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1814 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2014 7:27PM
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...
richmowil Plus
8 331 2 England
24 Jan 2014 7:37PM

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!!
SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2014 7:58PM
Beautiful and lovely.
pablophotographer 6 818 309
24 Jan 2014 8:16PM
Sending my sympathy to you.

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

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
24 Jan 2014 8:20PM
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….
netta1234 5 382 2 Wales
24 Jan 2014 8:59PM
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.
8 10 10 England
24 Jan 2014 9:55PM
You will miss her Helen but what beautiful work she has left with you to keep happy memories alive.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 111 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2014 10:52PM
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.
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helenlinda Plus
10 356 22 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2014 11:12PM

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
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2014 11:39PM
What a lovely tribute to a very talented lady. Please accept my good wishes for you and your family at this difficult time.
ukgubbi 6 5 India
25 Jan 2014 1:57AM
She has left behind a great legacy. My salute to that great lady. Love her artistic work.
PranavMishra 5 52 17 India
25 Jan 2014 3:12AM
it is something very beautiful and doesnt often fall before eyes..
jaktis 13 84 Sweden
25 Jan 2014 8:11AM
Very beauitful work of art and a great tribute

helenlinda Plus
10 356 22 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2014 8:50AM
Thank you so much for your comments . Many thanks to Kate for her User Award - Mum would have been thrilled with it SmileSmileSmileSmile
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 11 England
25 Jan 2014 11:14AM
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....
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2014 11:21AM
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.
Joline Plus
11 29 53 United States
25 Jan 2014 12:51PM
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.
helenlinda Plus
10 356 22 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2014 1:06PM
Many thanks Trev, Carole and Joline SmileSmileSmile
Jasper87 Plus
7 1.9k 150 England
26 Jan 2014 12:57PM
Extraordinary craftwork and a wonderful momento, Helen.

HELANA 7 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2014 4:07PM
Very beautiful work . Something beautiful that it will remind you of her life for ever Helen. Thinking of you .
helenlinda Plus
10 356 22 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2014 5:59PM
Thanks Dave and Erena SmileSmile
Source 7
29 Jan 2014 10:48PM
Amazing colour and detail
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annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
11 Feb 2014 12:16AM
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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