Update: My DH was able to take a photo without the glare from the side.Much better then mine.
This crazy patch octagon was patched together by my maternal grandmother in 1944-45. Given to my parents as a wedding gift. My mother loved it but never did anything with it. She talked about framing it for a long time. I remember looking at it with my mother when I was young, picking out favorite stitches. I framed it and it hangs in my dining room.
The octagon is 18” across. Made of velvets and silks with my grandmothers wonderful embroidery stitches on top. It's framed with spacers so the glass does not sit on the item. I also tacked the item to the acid free backing board so the weight of the item is carried evenly.
My Granny was a crafter, seamstress, tailor, recycler, full of great ideas. I remember one year we made pillows for my bed. She had cut one round and one square, along with pieces for piping out of an old velvet cape. My job was cutting up a bag of old silk stockings into pieces for the stuffing. I though this was crazy; but these pillow were wonderful, soft and I loved them.
Second up is my button collection from my DH great aunt. When she passed away my MIL got 2 large boxes with card of buttons. I selected some of the cards. Remounted the buttons and framed them. They also hang in my dining room.
Glass 3/4" - 1"
These buttons are just under or over a quarter inch across. So cute.
Thank you Beth for reminding me to take time to look closer at my items. I glance, I look, but taking time made me remember treasured moments with my mother and grandmother.
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