Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Layering it on....thickly


Thought that embroidered place mats deserved their own little outing - what a wonderment they are.


How long do you think that these would have taken to embroider?


There is a also an extra large size - each one is executed perfectly in a range of sizes.  You cannot really see in the photos but the larger flowers are different colours on each mat.  Oh, the patience that woman had - I salute you dear in your marvellousness.  I particularly go boggle eyed at the button hole edging. I have some other sets (cough, cough) that I will show you one day - equally lovely I think.

And yes we do use them!

PS: Setting up an Embroidered Mat Museum this afternoon



15 comments:

  1. Those are just BEAUTIFUL! I wouldn't even use them - just drool over them. So perfectly done!

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  2. OH MY! these are gorgeous, I too am the proud owner of a few embroidered tray cloths that were done back in the day by the Sisters at the Convent where I used to work.
    Thank you for sharing, these have cheered me up on this damp and miserable Tuesday morning : )

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    1. What a lovely history your tray cloths have - that is wonderful (better weather today!)

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  3. Magnificent mats! I can't help feeling the woman who made these must have had mixed feelings whilst working on them. On the one hand she would have had a great sense of achievement and pride in making such a beautiful set. But on the other hand I bet at some point she questioned why she had ever started. I am glad she did persevere because they are truly wonderful. Thank you - sunshine on a rainy day. Philippa x

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    1. You know Philippa I think that is how my mum must have felt when she made all that stuff for us as children! Why the heck am I doing this! Many thanks

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  4. Wow what an achievement... Beautiful and I agree Jenny that edging!

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    1. Now to be preserved forever I hope!

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  6. Hi Jenny,I think it would have taken about 25 years to do the mats,well it would me anyway!!I am having a cup of tea in a lovely china cup whilst drooling over the photographs,I am waiting for hubby to prepare dinner, my tummy is hungry but my eyes are full to bursting!!Thankyou soooo much for allowing us to share your goodies!!

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    1. I hope that your dinner didn't get cold Pam! Mine is going the same way with watching the Olympics! Thank you for your kindness dearie

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  7. Hello Jenny, I have just discovered you due to the wonderful Minerva. I've been kept so amused reading your posts, so this is just a quick Hello! Jane

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    1. Welcome - a fellow bibliophile I see - anyone who has a link to The Fibonacci Sequence is all good for me! I marvel at the sequencing in nature. I will be dropping by
      Many thanks Jane

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  8. I always wonder about who made the embroideries I buy, such a lot of love goes into them! Ada :)

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