Saturday, March 22, 2008

Happy Easter

I've been seeing some smocked items on a couple of blogs here and here which makes me think of my Mom who was a sewing teacher and at one time taught smocking. I always put out my Easter basket and eggs this time of year.

She taught me to sew but she was teaching this art after I left home so I never learned how to do it. I don't know how she did all those little stitches with such precision.
No two eggs are alike and there is a lot of detail in each one.
The basket must have taken her forever to make and I treasure it. I hope you all enjoy your Easter. Ours will be cold and still snowy!


  1. Such beautiful work - easy to see why you treasure it. Happy Easter.

  2. Gosh, these eggs and the basket are just gorgeous. What treasures you have there. I hope you have a wonderful Easter.

  3. Happy Easter! The work on that basket is just exquisite! My mom used to do smocking too, and I am so afraid it is becoming a lost art.

  4. The smocked basket is wonderful. My mom used to smock when we were little. She made us dresses with smocking on them. I tried it once, but didn't enjoy the craft.

  5. What a beautiful treasure ! Wonderful work.

  6. That basket is beautiful, such a treasure to have. And the eggs are lovely too. What a shame she didn't teach you, but one day you may learn.

  7. Incredible work!! I've never seen anything like it!

  8. The eggs and basket are just beautiful. I would treasure them too.

  9. This work is amazing and a real treasure to all of you. A true gift.

    I hope your Easter was a sweet one!


  10. A real family heirloom. It must have taken her ages. It looks amazing.


I pray that risen from the dead,
In glory I will stand,
A crown perhaps upon my head,
And a needle in my hand.