"" Moments with Moreen: Lily of the valley my birthday flower

Monday, 3 May 2010

Lily of the valley my birthday flower

I love the lily of the valley it is the May flower the month of my birth and it is the flower of Flora day in Helston Cornwall. On May the 8th everyone wears a buttonhole of the lily of the valley and there is dancing in the streets I have wonderful memories of this festive occasion especially when my chidren danced the floral dance. The perfume from the lily of the valley always bring back wonderful memories of when as a little girl my grandmother would every year take me to flora day where there was always a fair and lots of stalls in the street and of course the dancing. I was born in Marazion but did live in Helston for a while where as a child I also danced in the floral dance. When I was married we lived in Helston and that is when two of my chidren Roy and Sarah danced through the streets with their school.
I always get a tear in my eye and a lump in my throat when the brass band starts and the little children all dressed in white are dancing behind. I now live in Plymouth but on Saturday I will once again join in the festivity when I go to Helston for Flora Day,and memories once more will come flooding back and tears no doubt will be shed.

This is a little pillow stitched in memory of all the flora days.
The design is by Dany and is stitched on 32ct natural linen 2 over 2 with the recommended DMC threads.









Thank you for your visit.


19 comments:

Sarah said...

Your pillow looks beautiful, I can't wait to see int IRL :) Have fun in Heston, I wish I could come!

Carol said...

Your Lily of the Valley pillow is gorgeous Mum! I love the lace trim down the sides.

Hope you are feeling better tomorrow, so that we can spend the day out together!

Julianne said...

Your pillow is lovely. I really like your combination of the green ribbon and the lace. They really do a great job of setting off your perfectly stitched piece.

Joanne said...

What a lovely pillow. Is there a link to the designers website. I would love to purchase this chart.

Joanne

Carolyn NC said...

It's just beautiful - great job!

Joanne said...

Thank you for adding the link. I just bought the chart (it was only $1.95 USD). Cannot wait to get it.

Thank you ;
Joanne

Meari said...

Oh, that's really pretty!

http://rosesetcaramel.canalblog.com/ said...

tres tres joli, je vais revenir!!!! bisous

Felicity said...

Gorgeous project. The lilies are lovely! Happy birthday for the 21st. I hope it's a really nice day for you.

Cathy said...

Just beautiful. My mother always had a large flower bed full of these flowers.

Connie said...

I just love the pillow. It's beautiful. Lily of the Valley is my birth flower also and I'm always looking for designs for it.

I have the same teacup!

Carolyn said...

What a beautiful pillow. I hope you had a wonderful day. Thanking you for sharing the story.

Siobhan said...

That is so sweet! Beautiful finish.

Annie said...

Hi Moreen.. thanks for the visit and nice comment on my blog. Please come again anytime.

You have some beautiful stitching and finishing here. This pillow is just so lovely and your photography really enhances it even more.

I'll be back for more visits!

Teena in Toronto said...

Very nice :)

Happy blogoversary :)

Chili [186021] said...

Happy blogoversary!:)

♥ Nia said...

Adorable work! :)
I love the lace, such a pretty detail :D

dany said...

Merci, merci Moreen !
Tes photos sont magnifiques
Un gros bisou et très bon après-midi
Je prends une photo pour mettre dans l'album !!!

Lavanta Bahçesi said...

ohh adorable :)
Love from İstanbul,

Ahu

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