Once upon a time, I was engaged to a man from Canada. I wrote a bit about Dwayne here. In the summer of 1973, my family drove to Calgary to meet his family.
While there, Mom bought a needlepoint canvas and the wool yarn needed to work it. "Marchande de fruits"...roughly translated, "The Fruit Vendor". I remember that she spent a LOT of money for it. She worked on that needlepoint on and off for several years.
Until she set it aside and didn't pick it up again. Time went by. Years. One day, she thought about it and dug it out of wherever it had been packed away. Knowing that she was then unable to work it, she turned to me. Would I please finish it for her? Of course, I would.
But, I put it aside because I had other things keeping me busy.
Fast forward to present time...time to get it done. There is probably less than 5% to work...Mom put a lot of time into this piece.
I am very much looking forward to finishing it for her.
(be sure to click on the photos to better see the details)
|Most of what is undone is on the upper right side and on the basket.|
|Some filling in of black on the basket is needed.|
|Upper right corner...are you able to see the areas of the bare canvas?|
|A photo of a professional photo that was taken of Mom in December, 1997.|
I will more than likely make this needlepoint into a pillow cover. I am not going to tell Mom that I am working on it, because I am sure that she has completely forgotten about it. Her birthday is in about 5 weeks and I think this will make a lovely birthday gift for her. Don't you?
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.". Jeremiah 29:11