Family Portraits

I'm guessing you'll know exactly what I mean when I declare that I am not one of the selfie generation.
Jane by Harriet

You’ll find beautiful photos around my home of my grandson Felix (taken by his very clever photographer dad) but not too many of me. I am guessing you will know exactly what I mean when I declare that I am not of the selfie generation. However, there is one picture that makes me smile. It is on the wall by the front door, so I can have a quick word with myself on the way in or out.

This stitched portrait of yours truly was created by Harriet Riddell www.harrietriddell.com at a Knitting & Stitching Show. She works with an electric sewing machine, which on many occasions, she operates with pedal power! 

She drew this picture of me from life in about 40 minutes freehand on her sewing machine. While I sat there, we chatted away about my past, family and all sorts of things – what I had not realised was that she incorporated so many of the stories into my picture. You may not be able to see from the picture but she mentions wearing a nurse’s hat for many years, our 40th anniversary and the fact that we were awaiting our first grandchild. If you look at the picture, I was holding my design for an Elizabethan Sweete Bag and she captured it perfectly – in just seconds!

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A sampler book

A sampler book

This child’s sample book was created in 1890 as a careful record of what she had learned at school.