Tuesday, February 14, 2012
A Stitch in Time, London 1952
14th May 1952 to be precise
My clever mother embroidered this remarkable tablecloth.
Bordered with Scottish Thistles, Welsh Daffodils, Irish Shamrocks and English Roses
Each corner has a Coat of Arms
And in the middle is an embroidered map of London and various historic locations.
Buckingham Palace, the Royal Mews and Hyde Park Corner
I love the giraffes at Regents Park Zoo
And the serpent in the Serpentine.
This is an Heirloom, a work of art, yet many would dispute this as it is an embroidery created by an ordinary housewife. All I Know is that I will never part with it. It is a little piece of English History. I hope that you enjoy it as much as I do