Monday, 16 December 2013

Green

Usually on the the Saturday afternoon before a Jewish girl gets married, a celebration takes place that's all about the bride! The bride's family, friends, loved ones and members of the community (females only) come usually to the brides home to sing, pay tribute and enjoy delicious eats . It is usually a beautiful, emotional gathering and is a great way for the bride, her family and friends to spend such an auspicious time together.
We had such a celebration on the Saturday afternoon before our older daughter, Orah,  got married 4 months ago.  
The center piece on our dining room table was the most magnificent, enormous floral arrangement which dominated the room giving us all the feeling of being outdoors on a magnificent day in the most beautiful space!
Our color scheme for the day was green.  The walls of our dining room, also being green, fitting in perfectly and so enhanced the ambiance!

I used a photo taken by a close friend, on the Friday afternoon before we started setting up.  I photocopied it onto fabric and then decided that hand embroidery was the way to go!  Problem was that since I had done hand embroidery of this nature so long ago, I had forgotten how long it takes.  Well, this has been my 'hand work' project for the last few weeks............Also used a bit of machine stitching and quilting and beading.  Finished it off with a facing instead of a binding or other technique - first time i attempted this.  Found a great method of doing this http://thesillyboodilly.blogspot.ca/2012/09/tutorial-super-duper-easy-way-to-face.html
Now onto red!!!  

6 comments:

  1. Gorgeous Pam! This must have been a stupendous bouquet! The hand works adds a special personal touch for this very meaningful piece.

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  2. I can see tiny hearts quilted into the background. Charming!

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  3. Lovely embroidery Pam. What a nice tradition!

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  4. Another wonderful keepsake. I love the use of embroidery.

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  5. What a beautiful memory of a beautiful event! Thank you for sharing your traditions with us...again, I learn so much from all of you about more than just quilting techniques.

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  6. So lovely! :)
    Greetings from Finland!
    Hugs, Ulla

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