Saturday, October 23, 2010

Heirloom Cross Stitched Pillow Cover

Peter and the Wolf Cross Stitched Pillow Cover
My grandmother cross stitched this pillow cover for one of her great granddaughters over thirty years ago.

The scene on the pillow cover depicts the
children's musical story "Peter and the Wolf".

 The musical was written by Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953) who was born in the village of Sontsovka in the Donets region of Ukraine.

My grandmother imigrated to Canada from Ukraine in 1933. She was over seventy years old when she cross stitched this pillow cover.

I am not sure where she got the cross stitch pattern. I can only assume that she had this pattern for some time and that perhaps it was sent to her by a relative in Ukraine.

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