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Tuesday, 15 May 2012

From mothers to daughters ....

In 2001, for my daughter Julie's  birthday, I decided to do a special photo album tracing our female line ... the earliest photo I had was one of my great grand-mother Elizabeth Riches .... who was born in 1837 ...  then I had a photo of her daughter (my grand-mother) Alice .... and so on from the mother to the daughter ... the last photo is of me and Julie at my mother's funeral ....  I bought an album and cross stitched a design on the front and back covers of the album  .....

                                     
                                          The stitched front cover


                                    
                                                 Inside front covers




 The first photo is of my great grand-mother Elizabeth Rachel Riches



The last photo is of myself and daughter Julie on the day of my mother's funeral in 1997


                                            ............................. and this is the back cover

13 comments:

Joyce Clark Frank said...

What a wonderful album. This will be treasure for ever. Beatiful cover.

Val said...

Thank you Joyce X

lynda said...

what a wonderful keepsake! I'm sure your daughter must treasure this.

Denise SA said...

This is a great idea

mdgtjulie said...

Wow, what a really great gift. That's awesome Val.

sandy98221 said...

TRhat's a wonderful gift for your daughter. My husband and I did something simular in the 90's. I cross stitched and covered 3 photo albums for his Mom, and 2 sisters. He went through the family photos and make copies for all the books. They were really nice.

Thoeria said...

That's a beautiful gift...I'm sure it will be treasured and become a family heirloom

Val said...

Thanks for your comments ladies :)

Val x

Maureen said...

What a gorgeous book Val - something for your family to treasure!

Sarah said...

How gorgeous what a wonderful keepsake

Sheilasembroidery said...

Something to treasure

Wendy said...

What a lovely heirloom

stitchesnscraps said...

What a beautiful keepsake! Well done! Thanks so much for sharing!

Melissa J.