By way of explanation, I'll say it's a crazy time of year in my office. The task of daily post should not have been taken on, as I knew what was coming. Hopefully this week reach the apex and there will be fewer episodes of "I need this done now (please)". *breathe*
Not much has been accomplished in the clean up of my fiber/junque room, as I spent the weekend under the weather. My desire for a large dumpster has deepened (kidding) and the work will begin again. Determination has grown with desire and there should be good progress in the coming days. The nice thing about cleaning up, it brings more treasures to light.
The bouquet of embroidered flowers is the main motif on a shawl I made for my mother some time in the early 1970s. The flowers are bullion roses, the thread a Brazilian made rayon. I pursued embroidery of this style, and taught it, until the mid 70s and never touch it again, which is often the way of my embroidery career(s). Once learn, I stopped stitching the particular technique altogether, and move onto something else. Knitting has stayed a constant in my life.
The supplies of past fancies have dwindle over the years, but what is left of the accoutrement, will be discarded (to good homes). I'm glad to see it go, but I'll keep the finished projects as reminders of what I can do.