Welcome to Day 2 of my countdown towards my online course Capturing Family History in a Book of My Things, which begins on January 16, 2022. Each day I am sharing a story about a family object, including tidbits of my process putting it
together. I hope that’ll give you some ideas and inspire you to come up with your own stories. And of course I’d love for you to join the course! 😉
My mother-in-law’s main hobby was stitching these tapestries.
Being a native of Paris, France, she called them “gobelins.” Indeed, these tapestries use the characteristic simple diagonal stitch spanning two holes in the canvas.
I’ve always had a weakness for needlework myself. On my first long stay in Paris when I was nineteen, one of my first sightseeing visits was the Gobelins Manufacture Museum. That was quite some time before I met my mother-in-law!