"The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest."

Thomas Moore

Monday, May 20, 2013

P...and who I used to be.


As the week for *P* was approaching in Monogram Monday, I couldn't help but think of who I was before my husband shared his surname with me at our wedding.
You see, I was born a Parkinson, and though it's not been my name in well over two decades, I'm still rather fond of it.
So, this Monday, as I was stitching *P* onto my Sampler...
...I thought how nice it would be to stitch another P, in celebration of who I was before Mr E whisked me away in matrimony. And I do mean 'whisked' as we had only known each other five months before we exchanged vows at the altar!
Anyhow, I thought about myself as a person, and what reflects me best in my role as 'Mrs Reynolds nee Parkinson'. 
The kitchen. 
That's the truest answer. 
It's what I loved before marriage, and what I still love. Being in my kitchen and cooking.
So I took a new, freshly laundered red checked tea towel, and added my *P*...

For a touch of the girl I once was, I also used red spotted ribbon, adding a bow and a white vintage button.
This tea towel will never see a dish, believe me.
Better displayed hanging over my red mixer...
...to protect it from the dust that blows in through the kitchen window.
So quick, so simple, so wonderfully nostalgic.
I stitched the *P* with my last little length of red Perle #12 thread. 
I love Perle #12! It glides through fabrics like the linen of my tea towel.
These tiny strands were all I had left once I'd finished...
But I do have a few other colours...
 
...and I do have more new tea towels, freshly laundered. 
They'd be perfect gifts, don't you think?


I'll leave you today with a photo of the flowers Mr E gave me for Mother's Day on Sunday 12th.
Pretty.

My beloved is full up with Blossom's cold this week.
It seems I escaped it. 

Have a wonderful week,
Hugs
Jenny
xx

11 comments:

  1. Such a pretty P! Great project!

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  2. Very pretty projects. And lovely flowers.

    Hope everyone recovers from the colds and you don't get it next

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  3. Love the Monograms, waiting for 'Z', as my Mr. swept me to the altar in just 6 weeks! 41 years later he is still sweeping me off my feet - Love is lovely isn't it!!

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  4. Pretty! And a nice tribute to 'who you were!' :))

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  5. Prettiness all over the place! Perfect with the posie petals too. I"m filled with the letter "P" today.

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  6. I love your red and white! I kept the same initials when I got married. Have a great day. Are you going to sell more hanky fabric?

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  7. I love this letter as my maiden name started with P. You Shabby Roses P is so lovely, thank you sweet friend for these beautiful designs. Big Hugs...

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  8. I forgot to mention how much I love your Mixer cover. I am in real need of one too. I have the same mixer you do and I just have a hand towel thrown over it right now. Thank you for a wonderful idea. Hugs...

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  9. I love this alphabet - thanks again.

    I also love the idea of the towel embroidery - I think I shall emulate you.

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  10. O alfabeto está lindo mas a hist´ria romântica do P vermelho é mais linda ainda!
    Um abraço!

    Egléa

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