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Sunday, June 14, 2009

Alphabets old and older

This is my progress on my Quaker square this week.
I am sorry the photo is such poor quality, I am just getting used to my new camera ( a touch too much flash there Butch!)
Despite the showers, I was out and about this week. I thought this inscribed tablet that I saw at Eggleston Abbey was just wonderful, especially when you consider it must be at least 600 years old!
I may just go back for a rubbing - when its dry.

11 comments:

Anne S said...

YOur Quaker is coming along beautifully - that one is on my list to stitch as well :)

Kathy A. said...

How cool is that - to be so old and still readable. Is that a crown I see on the stone?

Heidi said...

I love things like this! It would be great fun to go back for a rubbing. I would have loved doing one in an old chapel in The Cotswolds while I was there with my mother. What is the Quaker you are doing?

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Hugs ~
Heidi

Nancy said...

Although both items are totally different, they are both beautiful.
Hope you do get to go for the rubbing. Great stitching.
Nancy

Cindy F. said...

Clare, you Quaker wip is coming along beautifully!!

Fascinating tablet! I just love historical pieces:)

Maren said...

I visited England some years ago, and the biggest kick I got out of all the places I toured, were the cemeteries. Ghoulish as that may seem, I really enjoyed looking at the headstones. Some of those old beauties were almost works of art.

Brigitte said...

That's a very nice Quaker piece, Clare.
Those old inscriptions in churches and on gravestones are sometimes very impressive. My husband always takes pictures, too, when he sees some interesting ones.

Nicola said...

Love the thread colour you're using on this piece Clare. What is it?

Dani - tkdchick said...

Your quaker block is lovely!

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Great to see your Quaker piece, Clare! It's coming along very beautifully. That gravestone reminds me of ancient ones from Sturbridge, Massachusetts, where I used to live. We did some rubbings and really had fun...then my DH got squeemish about hanging them in the house! :P I'm wishing you better luck with yours!! LOL

Hugs,
Deb

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