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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 8 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

{Cherished Christmas Ornaments from 90 Year Old Mother-In-Law}

Just would love to share with you some of our most cherished Christmas ornaments. Created by my dear Mother-in-law when she was 90 years of age. She presented us with these sweet embroidered Christmas decorations. When we lived in Cornuda (TV), Italy she did pass away at the age of 94+ and she's made many a tablecloth for her family members and for brides to be that worked at the nursing home. Often she complained that even if she would reach the age of 100, she would still not be able to finish all the requests. Isn't that great? The other day, daughter Liz and I discussed her handwork and as of today, also Liz keeps some of her pulled thread tablecloths, as I do. They are treasures and have since become a family heirloom. Do you have pieces like that from your dear Mother or Mother-in-law?
Hand embroidered with love by my 90-year old Mother-in-law...
Hanging on our indoor shutters in the living room.
I've used some red ribbon to weave them together for hanging.
Simple cross-stitch but very pretty and even more so considering it's done by 90-year old hands...
Love to hear about your heirloom keepsakes for Christmas!

9 comments:

  1. Dearest Mariette,
    what a wonderful work! Good to keep them safe!
    Have a wonderful day,
    sending Love and hugs
    Claudia

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  2. Ooh wat mooi Mariette!!
    En het is zeker erg speciaal dat dit door 90 jaar oude handen geborduurd is..bij de meesten willen die handen dan niet zo goed meer.
    je hebt het ook erg leuk opgehangen zo, slim van je om ze met elkaar te verbinden met een lint..

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  3. Wat bijzonder! Het zijn toch altijd mooie herinneringen. Mijn oma deed ook veel handwerken. Helaas was mijn oma niet zo oud geworden. Maar gelukkig heb ik wel van haar het handwerken en bakken geerfd!

    Overigens mijn buurvrouw van 95 jaar breit nog steeds, al is het nu eenvoudige dingen. Want zoals ze zelf zegt, op mijn leeftijd mag het iets makkelijker zijn....

    Groetjes vanuit een regenachtig Noorwegen,
    Sandy

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  4. Brava Mariette a tenere stretti questi lavori di tua madre!Sono belli e cari ricordi!Baci,Rosetta

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  5. Dearest Mariette,
    What a treasure of wonderful embroidery from your mother-in-law.
    And I always admire the way you know how to add charm to them. I thought red ribbon quite matches with her marvelous work♬♬♬
    Love you always, my friend xoxo Orchid*

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  6. Such lovely keepsakes Mariette! I don't really have any due to us moving so much when I was younger. But I do have a lot of wonderful Christmas memories in my head and in my heart!!

    Hope you are having a beautiful week!
    xo Catherine

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  7. Beautiful work Mariette!

    Greetings from Croatia.
    xoxo

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  8. Liebe Mariette, das sind wirklich Kunstwerke und wunderschöne Erinnerungen! Ich verstehe, was sie dir bedeuten! VOn meiner Schwiegermutter habe ich einen kleinen Wäscheklammerbeutel, den sie genäht hat, den bewahre ich ebenfalls sorgfältig auf bzw. verwende ihn im Sommer immer, wenn ich die Wäsche im Garten aufhänge. Und meine Großmutter hat mir einige ihrer Handarbeits-Werke hinterlassen - sie hat bis in ihre Achtziger zarte Tischdecken mit feinem Garn gestrickt und schöne Teppiche geknüpft. Auf dieses Erbe bin ich ebenfalls sehr stolz!
    Ja, und endlich habe ich mir auch dein Posting über eure hübsche Tochter Liz durchgelesen - eine Geschichte, die sich wirklich sehr spannend liest! Und ich habe mich sehr gefreut, auch ein Foto aus Österreich in der Sammlung zu sehen :o)
    Ganz herzliche Adventgrüße an dich und deine Lieben,
    Hugs, Traude

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  9. Hi Mariette,
    Oh these gorgeous handmade ornaments are beautiful. They mean so much in the knowing that your dear family member created them. Cherished treasures and such lovely work and details.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Love to you,
    Celestina Marie

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