Some old embroidery

To day I would like to share with you some of my mother's  embroidery. 
She was born on July 7th 1921 and died last February,
She would have reached 90 tomorrow.

This beautiful wall hanging she made 1945, with her  initial at the bottom.
Her name started with this Icelandic letter Þ.

Three beautiful rococo chairs (one for each child). 
They were always in use in her living room, for about 40 - 50 years.
Still beautiful.

Single chair. 
Later I will show you the dining room chairs. 
I forgot to take photos.

This is called "puntuhandklæði"  in Icelandic, (decoration towel)
Behind it you hang the tee towels.
My father made the wooden piece, he was a very good craft man.

Here are two  "puntuhandklæði".
I don't know how many she made.

She also crochet lace. 
This is just a tiny bit of her work.
Always doing something,
amazing woman.

Hope you enjoyed this,
thank you for stopping by.

Happy stitching


susis quilts said...

dear paula,oh ,what wonderful pieces of art,thanks for sharing,i had two grandmothers ,who always had something in their hands to stitch or knit or embroider,that inspires in the childhood,i think,have a nice day,susi

Karen said...

Such beautiful memories of your Mother. I LOVE the chairs.

Heather said...

Wow, they are just beautiful. What a lovely reminder of your mother. I tell my own children that I would rather them remember beautiful quilts than sparkling toilets as I would much rather quilt than clean!

Cheri said...

What wonderful pieces to remember your mother. She did beautiful work, just as pretty in this day and age as 40 and 50 years ago.

tiny said...

What beautiful pieces to remember your mother. Se make it beautiful.

Raewyn said...

What beautiful work your mother did-how special that you have so much of it still. I haven't heard of the pretty towels to hide the tea towels before - they are lovely - abd I love the chairs!!

Gurra said...

ofsalega flottir stólar (very beautiful chairs)