Lily and Needlepoint Written by Ellen Grace Olinger Karl took these photos today. I made the needlepoint picture when I was a young teacher, and then had it framed professionally. The kit was high quality, and the picture is from a painting by Paul Cezanne. Like this:Like Loading... 12 thoughts on “Lily and Needlepoint” Your needlework is so beautiful, Ellen. And there is something so majestic and yet natural about lilies … I, too, love the story that Marilyn shared in her comment. It doesn’t surprise me that flowers would have a presence for someone with dementia … they are, for me, much like angels. LikeLike Dear Diane, Thank you – “much like angels” – so true! Blessings, Ellen LikeLike What beautiful needlework. A lovely place to rest one’s eyes. LikeLike Thank you, Gallivanta. LikeLike Very nice needlepoint! LikeLike Dear montucky, Thank you! LikeLike Your needlepoint is beautiful, a perfect match for the lily. As always, Karl’s photography is superb. LikeLike Dear Patti, Thank you, and I mentioned your comment to Karl. LikeLike Gorgeous needlepoint. Looks like a painting. Margie LikeLike Thank you, Margie. LikeLike When I visited my mother last week, I took her an Easter Lily. She was napping when I first arrived, so I set the plant on the table nearby. She opened her eyes, sniffed and smiled, saying, “I smell lilies!” The dementia kept her from knowing who I was or where she was, but she recognized the Easter Lily. It was such a blessing. LikeLike Dear Marylin, What a beautiful story and gift to give your mother. When I was caring for my mother, it was so sweet to be able to create these moments. Like poetry – the senses. Blessings, Ellen LikeLike Comments are closed.