by - 10:48 AM

My mom passed away in December after a long and beautiful 93 years.  I am sad. I am also relieved. But mostly, I am grateful for all I have learned from her and with her.

Years ago, she gave me what looked to be some old and tattered textiles in awful frames that I stuck away in a closet drawer. While apartment purging this past month, I came across them--only to discover that they are absolutely breathtaking.  Stunning would be appropriate as a description. Hand embroidered silk scenes that must be extremely old and extremely precious.

 I am now on a step by step journey to discover more about them, how old they are, where they came from, and how to best restore them to their original brilliance. Stay tuned!

Florence Weitzner 1922-2015

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  1. What a lovely tribute to your Mom. She is so happy that you are enjoying these early 19th century Chenille Needlpoint pictures probably created in England. There are about a dozen on first dibs if you want to compare. In terms of restoration Cora Ginsberg is one of the best in the city.
    Love all the photos
    Will 😀