Sunday, May 10, 2009

Finally...

After years of thinking about it, my Dad has gotten a national costume (Askerbunaden). My Mum has been busy embroidering the suspenders he's to wear with it. I got the honor of doing the finishing touches - and today they were finally finished:



The fabric is really hard to stitch through, and the thread is corse and leaves sore finger tips, so I have had to do this in small portions. But now they are done, and they look great, and he can wear them on Constitution Day on May 17th!!!
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Hope you've had a creative weekend!
Hugs and stitches from
Anne Ida

8 comments:

Guðrún said...

There is usually so much handwork in the making of a national costume, this one is beautiful. Do you have a national costume?

Rose said...

They look great hun!! The embroidery is gorgeous. Im sure your dad will wear them proudly.
Big hugs xxx

*karendianne. said...

How proud your Dad must be. And you, too!!!

Butterfly said...

They turned out great!!
You're GOOD!!
Can you do the beaded belt for my next national costume now?????????????? Pretty pleaaaaaaaase ;-D

klem

Suze said...

They will mean so much to your father since both you and your mother had a hand in their making.

Teresa said...

Wow...did you do those by hand? Very nice!

julieQ said...

Absolutely gorgeous! He will treasure them all his days.

Lilly said...

What beautiful work! I am sure that he will be proud to wear them.