January 13, 2013

Cy - Finished Block 12

December 2012 Block finished.
This block is dedicated to my dearest mother who passed away on 1 December 2012.

This small lace bookmark was made by my mother.

 This lace trim was also made by my mum (I added the beads)

Mum also made this crochet piece. It was an experimental test for the wings of an angel.

 The following piece of lace was made by mum too. It was unfinished.

These three stars represent my sister, my brother, and myself.
My brother is the silver star as he is already in heaven and shining as bright as a star. 

The centre sparkly piece was in my mums jewellery box.
I surrounded it with pearls as mum loved her pearl necklaces. She had rather a lot of pearl necklaces.
The four hearts are for her four children.

And this is mums butterfly brooch. It is taking the place of my usually stitched butterfly as the centre piece for this block.

Happy Stitching


Debra Spincic said...

I hope this block will be the central block. Clearly, you were influenced by your mum's handwork skills and so it seems fitting that the love should flow out onto the rest of the wallhanging.

Your very best block to date, Cy. Lovely in all ways.

Carol Neale-Broughton said...

So poignant that your December block should have such lovely items in remebrance of your dear mother and especially her beautiful butterfly.

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Bittersweet as I'm sure this block was to create, I'm sure your mother is smiling down on you. It is a wonderful tribute to her and so nice that you have incorporated some of her pieces. In other hands those pieces may have been set aside but you were able to use them so they will be cherished. Super block!

Cy said...

Thanks Debra. I'm not sure about the placement of the 12 blocks yet. I need to ponder it a bit longer.

Cy said...

Yes, she loved butterflies too. It's a lovely coincidence that I had just the right place for her butterfly, and that it fits in perfectly with my quilts theme.

Cy said...

Yes Connie, these pieces (and many others that I rescued from her rooms) were destined to be thrown away because they were unfinished or 'bad' experiments or just test pieces. I shall find a place for all of them, and complete the projects of hers that I am able to, and I shall enjoy every minute of working with them. I'll be posting the finished projects on my own blog.

Judy S. said...

It's perfectly lovely, Cy. Now we know who taught you how to crochet! So great you can use the treasures and nice that you'll have something very special in her memory.

ladyhawthorne said...

What a special block with great memories. In the Orthodox church when someone passes away we say 'Memory Eternal' meaning as long as the person is in our memories they are still with us. This block is just beautiful. I've been thinking of doing a framed collage piece in memory of my Nana who has been gone some years now as I have some neat things of hers.

Suztats said...

How wonderful to have those pieces your Mom created to add to your December block. I like the "Memory Eternal" meaning, and how perfect that her butterfly pin fit so perfectly. A cherished block stitched with love.

cq4fun said...

What a wonderful way to commemorate your mother in this block. I love all her laces, and her jewelry - gorgeous butterfly, especially. The way you stitched through these personal items is so pretty. I especially like the blue stitching where you filled the valleys with blue beads, and the way you included the children.

Stiching4fun said...

This is such a very "special" way to the memory of your Mother. Your work is beauitful! Being able to attach pieces of your Mom that is wonderful!


Deborah McLaughlin said...

Very beautiful, love the butterfly brooch. A special block indeed. Wonderful.