|dee_burris (dee_burris) wrote,|
@ 2011-03-16 08:58 pm UTC
|Entry tags:||balding, chapin, crewel, handwork, treasure chest thursday|
They were framed by my grandmother, Hattie's daughter, Doris Balding.
Hattie instilled a sense of reverence and respect in handwork in all her daughters.
In some way, a woman's handwork was for them a measure of her worth.
This was Mema's favorite type of decorative handwork - crewel embroidery.
On the paper cover of the back of each frame in her flourishing script, my grandmother wrote:
Done by Hattie Chapin Balding, 1970, in her 83rd year.
I hope to save them for my granddaughters when they reach an age where they can appreciate them.