Wednesday, August 17, 2011

When I was Young

I have always loved sewing and craftwork for as long as I can remember.  When I was about 8 or 9  I was really into embroidery and to get out of going shopping with my mum, I used to plead with her to let me stay at home so that I could sew.

My other love was reading and I spent every week in Gillingham Library choosing my books.  I loved the 'Jennings' books - for boys really but I loved reading them.  I was a bit of a tomboy.

In 1956 I embroidered this panel when I was 9 years old

This says, 'I embroidered this myself February 1956 Irene Pearson


  1. WOW, so young and the talent already showing through.

  2. Irene, your embroidery is absolutely beautiful and amazing considering your youthfulness! Not only is Mary the mother of Jesus, but she is our heavenly mother too and we can call on her help in prayer! Ros x

  3. Thank you Jan and Ros. I had it framed a few years ago and it hangs in my bedroom.