Saturday, 26 August 2017

lost and found


This little vintage baby collar was one of a number of treasures I came across lately. I knew it would become something, but I didn't know quite what at first.....It's plain but it has been lovingly hand stitched, maybe by another mother from another time....so I stained it's perfect whiteness and added this mother's stitches to it......


Becoming a mother was something I longed for for such a long time...it feels like coming home at times and sometimes it just feels surreal, that it has actually happened.  It can feel like the most natural thing in the world, and sometimes totally bewildering. At times I feel like I have lost myself, caring so completely for another person. Stitching is my way of finding myself again.






7 comments:

KC'sCourt! said...

That is so lovely. Its gorgeous

Julie xxxxxxxx

Three Sheep Studio said...

So very soft and lovely. Beautiful work.
Enjoy mothering your little one !
Rose

halohill.blogspot.com said...

Wow! This is just gorgeous!

Ruth said...

And that old collar was lost and found, too, thankfully in your hands! Such an appropriate choice of words, as always in your work.

It's so beautifully done - are they antique beads?

KAM said...

Every time I see your work I am transported to another time and place. Beautiful! A lovely quiet work between the precious tending to child times..a pleasure to once again see your stitching when I come to the computer.
Kristin

Conniecrafter said...

Glad you are able to still get some you time to do your stitching. Becoming a mother sure does bring a whole new way of life but good to keep some of your old self in the mix too :) Gorgeous touches you have given to this!

susan hemann said...

just lovely!!