Hope you’re ready to see some more postcards from our 2014 Creative Challenge Stitching Love & Hope where members were asked to re-interpret WW1 silk postcards.
The four postcards featured in this post all have a common theme of blue flowers.
We’re going to start with a cool postcard of blue violets beautifully cross stitched by Janice Brennan:
Now to Elvi McCann’s elegant postcard which features forget-me-nots in Brazilian embroidery. She’s adapted the design from Delma Moore’s The Book of Sunshine Treasures.
Elvi describes her inspiration as follows:
|I was inspired by the story of how the forget-me-not flowers were named. It reminded me of mortally wounded soldiers in the battle field thinking of their loved ones, hoping they would not be forgotten.|
On that very poignant note here are some photos of Elvi’s postcard:
The next lovely postcard by Sarah Kimmorley features a charming basket design. Sarah’s postcard has a story as it’s based on a card sent from the front by one of her husband’s ancestors:
Our fourth postcard is Gail Haidon’s delicate design which also features a basket of blue flowers. Gail’s background note on the postcard is:
Inspired by watercolours painted by WA artist Rosetta Kelly (1864-1963) in memory of her son, Cyril, and the final card that he sent home, written on his 20th birthday.
Aren’t these cards just awesome?