I look at it and marvel at the intricate detail and color and wonder how many evenings she sat in front of a fire and worked on it. Click on the collage to enlarge it and see more detail. How long did it take her to create this beautiful work of art? What pride must she have felt when it was all done and then stitched into this banner for her home? Hopefully as much special pride as I feel each time I look at it here in a special place in my own heart and home.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Mrs. Patriel's Treasure
This kind of needlework is almost a lost art. This beautiful wall banner hangs in my foyer and was lovingly created years and years ago by my husband's grandmother, Patriel May Jones Lanier who was born in 1905. She married in 1921 when she was but 16... her husband was 36. It hung in her home for decades, and when she left this earth at the age of 95, my mother-in-law hung it in her home. Back in 2003, when we moved her here to be closer to us before she eventually left us in 2005, it became mine.