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Friday, November 2, 2007

Show & Tell Friday

There is no place like home


Show and Tell Friday is the opportunity to display something that is dear to you that you have in your home or garden. I wanted to partipate in this because I have been blessed with so many things that have been passed down to me.

My first show and tell is a picture of a tablecloth my Maternal Grandmother made when she was 16 years old (1896). She was born in Bolnislan, Sweden and immigrated to the USA in 1907. This is one of the things she brought with her in her immigrants trunk. This type of embroidery is called “bondesom”. It is a solid stitch done in bright colors. People in the mountains loved bright colors. It is in perfect condition and only wished I could ask her how long it took her to make it:)

12 comments:

jenn said...

That is so beautiful. I'm sure you treasure it.

Amy ~ (Life's Small Treasures) said...

How very pretty! I love embroidery. What a great treasure you have
~Amy

Hootin' Anni said...

one word.....wow!!!

Cyndi Lewis said...

Thanks for stopping by my site. I love your show and tell! How special to have something with such history and family heritage.

Mommy said...

What a wonderful family heirloom! I love the bright colors too. How special. I Enjoyed reading about it. :)

Liz said...

That is just beautiful and such a treasure to know the history too.

Quinne said...

Hi Monica :) Welcome to show & tell! We are glad to have you along.

What a wonderful treasure - I love the reds. Thank you for sharing it with us. Blessings! Q

Lana G! said...

Wow that is beautiful! What a great treasure!

Love Sows Seeds said...

It is beautiful. What a wonderful treasure to own.

Changes in the Wind said...

Thank you all for your comments!

Kathy b said...

I enjoyed your show and tell. It is so typically Swedish. All of my grandparents came from Sweden so I found this especially interesting.

Susie said...

Beautiful detailing :)
What a precious heirloom!