Friday, June 20, 2008

Ribbon Work

A ribbon embroidery pendant, with beads and cameo. I think I am going to try more of these. I haven't done much embroidery as of late, for which I am very sorry. I was taught to embroider when I was four, by our neighbor. She grew up as an orphan in pre-WWI Hungary, and was taught to embroider by the nuns as a means to support herself. After she came to America, she was widowed, and in fact supported her four children by doing embroidery for specialty stores. She was a very interesting woman, and would talk about hearing the wonderful gypsy violinists playing on the street corners of Budapest.

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Its Spring!

I found these in a garden center, nestled in the Astilbe.