Sunday, July 18, 2010

Family Tree Embroidery

Jess and BJ Family Tree, 2009 (detail)

I designed and embroidered this family tree for my good friend, Jess and her husband, BJ last year when I was very very pregnant.  I didn't have a television that worked, so at night when all of my friends were out and my boyfriend was at work or band practice I would listen to music and embroider until I couldn't keep my eyes open in hopes I would be able to sleep with that big baby kicking around.  I don't think I would have ever found the time to finish it if I wasn't super prego, but I am glad I did.  I love that lady.

(hand embroidery on antique linen - the edges are part of the original textile.  It shows the marriages of three generations on each side.)

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