Thursday, 15 December 2011

Wrapping paper



The red and white tablecloth in the picture was embroidered by my great aunt and I use it every Christmas. So much work went into embroidering it, it seems a shame that it has only ever been used for a few days each year.

This year I photocopied a corner of the cloth using my printer and made some very individual wrapping paper. Of course this only works for small presents unless you have access to a larger photocopier but it is fun to do.

My great aunt died about ten years ago when she was over ninety. I don't suppose she could have imagined that I would be photocopying her tablecloth to make my own wrapping paper but her generation were used to make things for themselves and I think she would have approved.

7 comments:

sweetmyrtle said...

what a wonderful idea. i am sure she would approve. it is a beautiful cloth xx

The List Writer said...

What a wonderful idea - I love it! I have some Christmas embroidered tablecloths from my Grandmother, and I treasure them too.

rose red said...

wow what a great idea. your wrapping paper is beautiful.

lifesouljourneys said...

what a truly wonderful idea! the cloth and paper are gorgeous!

rebecca said...

i love your tribute, each stitch of love captured and shared!

PrisNasonShartle said...

I agree with the other comments that this was a wonderful idea. Every Christmas I pull out an old cotton tablecloth that my grandmother used. It is not embroidered or fancy, but it was hers. Your beautiful thoughts reminded me to look at my cloth and be grateful. Thank you.

Simply Authentic said...

That sounds like such a great idea and incredibly thoughtful. What a great way to spread the love of your aunt via a gift that keeps on giving to others.