Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Turkish Delight.






Ok. I can remove the paper now and reveal whats underneath. So glad you like it Jo. The material as I said is nearly 40 yrs old. Before we got married my soon to be M in L gave me 7 pieces of beautiful real silk remnants. She worked in a clothes factory and would often bring home end of line remnants or faulty seconds. Over the years this continued and I made various items for the children from the materials but always carefully putting the silk back thinking that one day I would use it. Well the children grew up and I would still get the silk out from time to time and just look at it, feel it and enjoy it. Then I bought a book on Embriodered Boxes by Janet Edmonds and suddenly those pieces of silk took on a new meaning. Mum is no longer with us but I bet she is reading my blog so thankyou Joyce. Enjoy.


7 comments:

  1. Wow! That is gorgeous and what a lovely story.

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  2. WOW!
    WOW!
    WOW!
    This is beautiful..but now I want some turkish delight lol!!

    Really it is stunning xx

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  3. What a gorgeous piece, Mrs. A. I love reading the story and what a keepsake. The material is absolutely stunning and your embroidery is just incredible. Your talent is extremely inspiring and boy do I wish I had continued to do some embroidery. I'll have to find some time as it does relax me a bit. Thanks for sharing this!

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  4. A lovely story :)
    How lucky am I to have this gorgeous turkish purse made with this stunning fabric that you treasured for all those years. THANK YOU! xx

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  5. wow Mrs A........amazing Turkish purse you made...our Jo is a lucky dog!!!!
    xxx Margreet

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  6. your making me feel hungry all this talk of Turkish delight lol
    Im going to JO's house to pinch it! its the most stunning piece.
    love emma xxx

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