Saturday, February 08, 2014

The Saturday PhotoHunt - Intricate!

Hello, everyone!  It's me, Cammie.  I thought I'd tackle the challenge for this week's PhotoHunt - intricate.  When I saw our assignment,  I knew exactly what we should have Mom photograph!

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"Let's go, Mom!"

Let's head downstairs!

You might be thinking, "Ah! Downstairs to the Studio!  One of your mom's quilts or bags!"  Many of those would sure fit the challenge, but I wanted to show you something extra special that we haven't shown you before!

I had Mom place it gently on the stairs so we could all take a look:

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"Here it is!"

It's our dad's dad's Ukrainian shirt! It has an intricate pattern of cross stitch and embroidery on it - take a closer look:

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Intricate design on our dad's dad's Vyshyvanka (Вишива́нка) 

For more information on traditional Ukrainian embroidery, please click here and here.

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"It's perfect, don't you think?"

That's what we thought of when we heard the word "intricate" - or in this case, "складний"!

Cammie!

PS: For more on The Saturday PhotoHunt, please click here! Join in the fun!

9 comments:

  1. Love the designs. Reminds me of my school days during sewing lessons. Of course mine was not as lovely as yours.

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  2. That is beautiful workmanship and someone must be super talented to do such fine work. Have a super Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  3. Absolutely beautiful, and very intricate. Most impressive embroidery talent!

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  4. What a PERFECT choice... It is BEAUTIFUL.

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  5. Beautiful shirt! When I was in high school and college, I was really into folk dancing-and had several blouses that were intricately embroidered. I wonder if he got it on a trip or if it is a family heirloom.
    Happy Weekend.
    Noreen & Hunter

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  6. Great choice!! Love all that detail. You just don't see things like this much anymore :(

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  7. What a beautiful shirt! You're right - it is intricate!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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  8. That really is an intricate and beautiful shirt!

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  9. That is definitely intricate! How beeYOUtiful. But I thought from the first picture that "intricate" was going to be all the lovely shading around your pretty face!

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