Monday, 9 September 2013

Sepia Saturday 194:14 September 2013

     From the George Eastman House Collection on Flickr.com. 'Woman making American Flag'
This wonderful image flags up all sorts of possibilities if you like to try and match one of its themes. For me, anyone sitting absorbed in the craft of needlework in a domestic setting conjures up a picture of contentment in executing a piece of work which will be used, admired and talked about. There are, of course, other settings where the person, often a child, wielding the needle, is not so content, but I'm sure you don't need me to spell those out for you. For the present let's enjoy this particular autochrome plate from around 1910 and pore over the rich details: the folds of the flag; the woman's lace blouse; the chintzy chair; the sidetable with sewing basket; the bookcase; the chandelier; the picture of three saints. So many choices for you to consider when selecting your own image to feature in this week's Sepia Saturday.

When you've crafted your blog, somewhere around September 14, don't forget to add the link to your actual post (by clicking on its title within the post and then copying the URL which this generates) to Mr Linky, and then leave a comment below. Please link back to this Sepia Saturday page, and there is a mini-banner to add too if you choose. 

Make sure there are no loose threads by visiting as many other contributors as you can. Please make an effort to leave a comment, however small, as a sign of appreciation; we Sepians thrive on comments, and being a friendly group we will try to return the favour.

Now, before you open your workbasket take a quick look at the upcoming posts, so that you can keep them in mind whilst sorting through the albums. Enjoy your week.
Marilyn
(Little Nell)

195. Today will be International Day of Peace. Sepians can do their bit by highlighting it in their blogs. Activities around the world will include; ceremonies, prayers, choirs, tree planting, art exhibitions, lighting candles, peace walks. Your response could be one of these from the past, historical or personal.


196. This 1935 Insurance ad has plenty of possibilities to theme; the large bed , small boy, quilt, doctor's bag, toys. Take your pick.


27 comments:

B. Rogers, Living in Black Mountain said...

Sorry to be a bit off topic this week. I even missed the anniversary of the storm that I was commemorating. I'm anxiously awaiting everyone else's posts.

Postcardy said...

This week I have some advertising tradecards instead of postcards.

Kristin said...

A photograph of my mother sewing a hem while my father pursues his cinema studies in Los Angeles, 1944.

Bob Scotney said...

My wife features this week, but I'm not meant to advertise the fact.

Rosie said...

I went with the same type of hairdo that the lady who is sewing has. It is an interesting story of one of the first 10 woman lawyers in Canada who just happens to come from my hometown!!

Hazel Ceej said...

There's a crochet piece in my nook; serves as a shield between something new and something new.

Hazel

Tattered and Lost said...

Women gathered together.

Wendy said...

A couple short anecdotes about sewing.

Jackie van Bergen said...

Tried to find one of sewing or flags - no success, so have gone with a dress and a hair do - on the Dutch side!

Jo Featherston said...

No flags, no sewing, but the subject of my photo is concentrating on her book - like the flag sewer, she is not looking at the camera:-)

whowerethey said...

Kids holding a flag in New Jersey, here. I'm headed to vacation so will be back to visit on Monday & next week. Have a good one, everybody!

Alex Daw said...

She who dies with the most fabric wins!

Little Nell said...

A stitch in time and a common thread running through this post.

Mike Brubaker said...

I am SO on theme this week, it's amazing, and for a change, not that musical.

Titania said...

A flag, young and old, but not sepia.

Boobook said...

Not sewing but still handcrafting.

Doug Peabody said...

You're going to take a wild ride with my post. lol

TICKLEBEAR said...

Barely made it
through the eye of the needle...
;)~
HUGZ

Diamant said...

I;m still learning things about my own Australian flag.

Dakota Boo said...

I can't offer sewing, but I can offer flags.

Sharon said...

Initially it was going to be about fabric but then diverged to be about a hanky.

Anne Young said...

Being from Ballarat I had to talk about the Eureka flag - said to be the most significant European textile in Australia. Doesn't directly connect with my family but was of significance to those mining for gold in Victoria at the time which certainly included our family's forebears.

Karen S. said...

How about Sew Much Fabric, Sew Little Time?

L. D. said...

I am back. I really miss blogging on here and will try harder.

Liz Needle said...

No women sewing, but a post about a woman who sewed.

Howard said...

Completely off-topic from me this week

Jackie said...

No women sewing ..... But I do have taperstry!
Jackie

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