Thursday, February 27, 2014

Garden Of Daisies


I've shared this before, but newer followers may not know 
why I use this as my profile picture.

It's from a prized set of tea towels, made for me by my Grandma.
She loved to embroider.  When I was little girl 
she asked me to pick the embroidery pattern I loved most, 
and said she would stitch up a set of towels for me. 

I picked this one: 
a cute Little Miss working on her weekly chores in a garden of daisies.

And this is what she made.


These treasured linens from my Grandma are displayed in my kitchen
and are a visible reminder of how much she loved me.

And they're also one reason why I picked the name Garden Of Daisies for my blog.
I'll have to save the other two reasons for a future post.



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42 comments:

  1. Wonderful life story! Neat to know how you came about the name for your "blog". :) Beautiful set of towels. A treasure!

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  2. What a wonderful and talented grandma you had. What a great collaboration!
    xx
    julie

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  3. Those tea towels are absolutely precious!

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    1. I have the best memories, because I had the best Grandma.

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  5. I adore these towels and that they were made specifically for you with lots of love.

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  6. Such sweet, treasured hand embroidery of your grandmother . . . She had the touch, these pieces are so beautiful.

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    1. I loved watching her work. I think it's why I enjoy embroidery myself.

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  7. I am in love with your gorgeous embroidered tea towels. You are one lucky gal!

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  8. Boy you sure were a luck lady.. they are adorably cute... love them.. with love Janice

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  9. Those are so adorable and you are so fortunate to have them as a reminder of her.

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    1. Fortunate to have had her as my grandmother, that is for sure!

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  10. Beautiful memories and towels. Gorgeous.

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  11. So special to have something handmade as a gift from someone who means so much to you. They are so sweet and I love all the colours.

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    1. I love that they were made just for me. She made other sets for my sisters and cousins. Each child got to pick their own design.

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  12. How beautiful and what a great way to remember her.Now I know the history of your profile pic.

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    1. I have several reminders of her tucked around my home.

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  13. What a beautiful memory keepsake and who knew then that one day you would be able to share your beautiful memories with all of us. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Goodness no, computers didn't even exist (that I knew of) back then. I was a kid in the dark ages. :-)

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  14. What a lovely tribute to your grandmother. It's fun to know the back-story of the name you chose for your blog.

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    1. I truly had the best grandparents anyone could imagine!

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  15. What a treasure to have from your grandma! And what a nice tribute to name your blog after your grandmother!

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    1. Yes. And I will be posting about the other two reasons very soon.

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  16. oh I love your story! Thanks for sharing it with us. Beautuful towels from a beautiful grandmother!

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  17. OOOOH that is so nice that you have those embroideries. We do love our Grammys. So many let go of those things, I know I can't, glad you have them.
    Nancy Jo

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    1. It makes me sad when people don't care enough to take good care of family keepsakes.

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  18. Oh, Sunbonnet Sue! Reminds me of summers as a young girl. We always had an embroidery project going when there was no school. Hardly anything else to do in the little town I lived in. I remember having embroidered tea towels and pillow cases, we don't see that sort of thing much anymore.

    I have things that remind me of loved ones, now long gone, whenever I look at them. We are not really gone until no one can remember us.

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    1. That is so true. As long as memories stay in our heart, our loved ones live on.

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  19. I love that story - and the linens - I love them so much I made a set for myself from the same pattern - still available for sale. Mine are used, but only for special occasions, when they hang on the towel holder in the kitchen.

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    1. I remember when you made yours, JoAnn. I'm so glad that someone else loves these too. Mine get displayed on the far side of the kitchen, where they can't get splashed with grease or food.

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  20. Loved hearing the story behind your embroidered tea towels and the naming of your blog. Aren't memories wonderful :-)
    Patricia x
    PS I'm following you on Facebook now by the way

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  21. Yes, memories are one of the most precious gifts we have. Thanks for following my new Facebook, page!

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THANK YOU for your thoughtful comments. Replies to your questions will be posted here, so be sure to check back soon. Have a wonderful day! - Gayle, Garden Of Daisies