Sunday, May 2, 2010

Let me introduce you to someone very special. Her name is Jean Baggott. I was introduced to her through the Linens and Royals blog. The minute I read the story I was sold!

She lives in England and she's only a few years older than me, but she's done something I'd LOVE to do but am not sure I have the guts or the smarts.

In April, 2010, she completed a 16 month project: a tapestry of her life. It is wonderful. The book tells how it came to be, and most of all, a look at history from the time she was born. Each little motif contains small images of happenings, things that have a meaning in her life. She has just received her degree in history-after all these years- so she was very much at home in remembering the past.

I ordered the book from Amazon. The total cost was $25-including shipping from the UK. It's arrival was delayed by volcano ash, but it came home last Friday. I'm only a little into the book but it has certainly gone  beyond my expectations. It is well worth the expense-which was not large- and the wait for it to come to me.

A most remarkable woman. A super-remarkable tapestry. Well done, Jean!

The Girl on the Wall is also on Facebook. And there is a GREAT website which has more information-even on how to make your own tapestry:


Linens and Royals said...

I am so pleased you are enjoying Jean's book, she is an inspiration.
I love cross stitch but I can only dream of doing a masterpiece like Jeans Baggots.

Julie said...

Good news that your book finally arrived safely with you after the delay.

She sounds a remarkable lady

Happy Reading!

Siobhan said...

I haven't read the book but have read a lot of information about the artist/stitcher and her amazing tapestry. What a wonderful thing for future generations of her family to have.