Grandmother’s Handwork : Embroidery

I had put some fall decor out not too long ago. It is quite traditional with oranges, reds and golds and that is one of the reasons that I wait until mid-October to bring it out.

Long view table behind couch

The table behind the couch is the one where the children like to play with things, so I just scatter gourds and acorns and mini pumpkins around. As you can see in the photo below one of the dogs is in the background.

Table with acorns

Here is a close-up of her.

Pretty Lily

The cat decided to have a photo opportunity for herself.

Kanga is Posing by flowers in tin can

I wish I could say that I had done this lovely handwork but it is my grandmother’s.  All of the acorns are done with raised knots. I bring this embroidery out every fall.  It is certainly a cherished heirloom.   The kitty has struck a lovely pose with it :)

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20 Responses to Grandmother’s Handwork : Embroidery

  1. Christina says:

    What beautiful needlework! I love how pets always like to get involved!

  2. Oh, those are beautiful! My name is Katie and I host Fall Into the Holidays, open Saturdays. I would love to have you link up! This week’s round is still open!

  3. What a treasured piece! And I love the close up to see how beautiful her stitching was…and sweet kitty, too! Your home looks so pretty decorated for Fall! Enjoy your day!

  4. Debbie says:

    I love that embroidery!!! The patience to make all those knots!! Your dog is so cute!

  5. Balisha says:

    What a beautiful dog and the cat is so pretty too. I love the needle work that you are showing today. I enjoy doing French knots and candle wicking…so I especially like this piece. Treasure it.

  6. Grandma Kc says:

    That acorn piece is just beautiful! You are so lucky to have it! Kanga looks pretty content with it, too!

  7. Valerie says:

    Love this table runner! What beautiful handwork! Thanks for sharing it with us. Oh, and I spied a pillow on your leather couch that I love too!

  8. Anita says:

    Your home looks so amazingly inviting for autumn! That runner is lovely!

  9. Your runner is exquisite, such beautiful needlework. What a fabulous treasure to have from your grandmother. Beautiful vignette too. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  10. Poppy says:

    Oh, Debra

    Your grandmother was a talented lady, with such attention to detail and the patience to perfect every stitch and knot, her handiwork is your treasure, handed down to you, to remember her by and refresh your sweet memories of her beloved presence in your life. Simply beautiful and precious.


    • Poppy says:

      Oh! Forgot to tell you that your two companions are ADORABLE!! Your dog has the sweetest, most gentle eyes and expression. And that feline is SUCH a showoff!:)


  11. how gorgeous is that acorn work. what a special piece.

  12. The embroidery is so delicate and pretty! What a treasure!

    Thank you so much for linking up to Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  13. The runner is stunning! Thank you for sharing. You will be one of the features tomorrow at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on over and grab a feature button! Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  14. I love that runner. So much work wnet into it. And the kitty is a beauty.

  15. Sandra says:

    Love your grandmothers needlework!
    Thanks for sharing at the HomeAcre Hop!

  16. this is gorgeous, what a wonderful keepsake! Love those raised acorns!

  17. Kathy says:

    Your grandmother’s embroidery is beautiful! Looks marvelous – the kitty is sweet! I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,

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