Thursday, August 18, 2011

Swatches

I recently came upon this blog post.
The post tells the story of the
Foundling Hospital opened in 1741.
Here is another link and where I found the
image above.
I was so touched by the post on
I sent the link to many of my
email friends.
If you get a moment read the post.
You all know I am a fabric lover,
but to think of a small swatch
of fabric, holding such a bond
to a child. 
What a story.

Love to all,
Deb


13 comments:

Michelle May (Shell) said...

Oh my gosh! How incredible and how terrible sad! We are all so very lucky now.
xx, shell

ShirleyC said...

That leaves me with a sort of melancholy type of sad, and also reminds me of the Orphan Train.

Mánya said...

Thank you so much for sharing this! I always knew that every little piece of fabric has a story to tell, but these stories are so incredibly touching...

Hugs,
Annamaria

DeeDee said...

I love the story too.. I have small cards of things I have made over the years.. at joanns we used to have to make them for projects we made.. I have continued to do this for my own things.. they are as fun as pictures to look back thru.. hugs :D

Jillayne said...

It is an amazingly beautiful, sad and haunting story and I am so glad you sent it to me. I love the simplicity of the matching fabrics as a claim.
The snippets of information open a door though and make you want to know more....

Dorthe said...

Dear Deb,-
so sad a story, but also very beautiful,---how terribly, many things were before, compared with now.
Thankyou for sending the link to me, dear friend.
Hugs,Dorthe

Theresa said...

Thanks for the link, gorgeous picture! Have a blessed day dear Deb, HUGS!

Brinda said...

Deb
Thanks for sharing this. How very very sad and yet such a touching story!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Thanks again for the link, Deb. The post is a truly moving tribute to all those little children. To think that all they had to identify them was a swatch of fabric. Makes my heart ache.
xoxo

Sherry said...

Thanks for sharing this story. It was amazing to read that one of the children was claimed after several years. I am sure that those that left their children had hope for a better life for them.

Rebecca said...

I just love how every piece of fabric has a little story to tell! Beautiful!

xoRebecca

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

I agree, sad and haunting and yet beautiful. Really makes you stop and think...
(())

karen said...

I bought the book that accompanied this exhibition and it is such a moving read....

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