14 December 2011

fabric "Mothers" book ready

 The fabric mothers book is ready. And I am happy how it turned out.
I have started the pages with the eldest mother and worked toward the present time.
The page with me is the last page of the ten I made.
Working on those pages made me think of all those women whom have lived before me with their struggles and joy. Of all of them I have something inherited in my character and existence.
This book is made to honour the women I come from.
 On an old linen napkin I simple embroidered the word Moeders, which is Dutch for mothers.
My page, the last one in the book. On the left page a piece of an old doily which I have embroidered when I was about 10 years old. I remember when I got it as a present, printed with the cross-stitches. And 3 skeins of DMC floss, green, red and yellow blended.
In the upper right corner of the left page a piece of my wedding veil and a few flowers of the wedding crown. A little silver ring of my childhood and some buttons from dresses. On the right page pieces from my clothes and a part of a bobbin lace doily which I grabbed from the side table a week ago :)
I have made bobbin lace from 1980 until I moved to Norway in february 2002.
You see also a little piece of the inside cover which is made from a Dutch farmers handkerchief.
I made a pocket on the back-cover and will tuck a little notebook inside with the stories from all the mothers.

28 comments:

ashenka said...

Dear Ati!! many congratulations for you!! is'a a huge work you made. I'm very impressed by your creation! it's great!...

Hideko Ishida 石田英子 said...

Ati, what a nice book you've made. It's a treasure!!

Mánya said...

Oh, dear Ati, your Mothers book turned out beautifully! It is such a wonderful treasure! Congratulations!

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

This is magnificent Ati! I love it!

Lottie said...

This just warms my heart and soul and is just so beautiful - what an heirloom to be treasured forever . You are so talented and this book is a beautiful original.

Very very very well done

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful keepsake you have made for the generations to follow you. It is thoughtful, beautiful and shows your needlework skills so well. I'm sure the wonderful ladies in your family would be very proud of you!
SusieW

grandmarockton said...

what a Beautiful work of ART! Such a Blessing for those who follow.

Wieke van Keulen said...

Prachtig, Ati. Wat een schitterend boek. Wat een eerbetoon aan alle moeders in de familie. Echt ontzettend mooi.

Carol said...

I haven't been commenting, but I have been reading your posts about creating this tribute. Its a wonderful idea and you are so lucky to know so much about the women that came before you. Its a marvelous momento to pass along to those that follow.

Hannie said...

Prachtig dit boek! En inderdaad een eerbetoon aan alle moeders in je familie. Wat zal het een genot zijn om er regelmatig in te kijken
Ik denk dat jouw nakomelingen het zeker zullen koesteren!

Doreen G said...

Ati this is so beautiful and the history of your "mothers" from the past will remain a family heirloom forever.
I am amazed that you had saved so much from your past but you definitely had a reason to keep it all.
I feel priviledged to be able to see it all.
Well done.

Annet said...

Wat is dit mooi geworden! Ik heb genoten van alle je berichtjes over het boek in wording. Leuk om af en toe wat bekende dingen te zien.

Kiwifruit-Shiree said...

oooh Ati, it looks absolutely stunning, it has turned out so beautifully, I wish I could see it for real. I have been following the progress of this book and it is wonderful, what a huge piece of yourself in this marvelous gift!

Johanna Zweden said...

O Ati wat is dit schitterend geworden, wat een kunst stukje
Groetjes Joke

Lenna Young Andrews said...

Ati, this is amazing. What a beautiful book and with such heart. I love what you have done.

MulticoloredPieces said...

Oh, Ati, such a cool project and I love how you've finished it off. A treasure for the young ones.
Happy holiday stitching!
best, nadia

Claudi's Quilt blog said...

dear Ati,
this book is so great, such a wonderful idea from you!

Cathy K said...

What a marvelous book you have made, Ati. I beautiful tribute to the women of your family and a treasure for your daughters - and their daughters too. Your idea is very inspiring, and I believe I would like to do the same thing to honor the mothers in my family. (Maybe my CQJP for 2013?!?)l Hugs, Cathy

Susan said...

That's beautiful, Ati. I wish I could look at every single page!

Anonymous said...

Dear Ati!
What a wonderful "book"!
It's touching my heart.
Eva from Austria

Fabric Art said...

Oh Ati what a fantastic wonderful "Mother" book, it's so wonderful to see it finish, so many pages there are so beautifully made and with many memories sewn into.
Hope you must have a nice Christmas time.
Hugs Anni

Bietje said...

Wat een leuk idee om een moeder-boek te maken. Zelf doe ik aan stamboomonderzoek en meestal wordt de vaderlijn uitgezocht. Maar zonder moeders geen kinderen, in mijn ogen zijn zij nóg belangrijker. Jammer dat ik amper tastbare herinneringen heb aan mijn voormoeders, anders volgde ik je voorbeeld.

Rita in Kansas said...

I love the Idea of a book of mothers,might have to steal this one from you,as always your work is awesome.

suziqu's thread works said...

Oh Ati
I am a bit late in commenting but I did want to thank you for sharing the finished artwork with us all. This "mothers" journal is an heirloom to be treasured and handed on to your own daughter/s hopefully!
It is an absolutely beautiful piece!
Wishing you many Christmas blessings and a most creative and inspiring New Year.
Love and hugs,
Suzy

WildPurl said...

What a beautiful book, and such interesting stories. I love the photographs and the fabrics you have included

Susan Elliott said...

What an amazing tribute to the women in your life. And the use of your family treasures in your work enhances the overall significance of the book. What a treasure for you AND your family.

Baukje de Vries said...

Wat een pracht!En in het echt is het vast nog mooier.

JennyPennyPoppy said...

Such a wonderful idea! I've never heard of a book like this before. What a treasure you've made!!