Some progress this week, I managed to get the little spool mostly done.
I started work on the basket. I actually got a bit farther than this but forgot to get the picture.
and got a pretty good way on the sewing machine leaves and table.
Last week, Barbara made a comment that she had a crewel piece from many years ago. So do I, and I’ll show it to you today. I finished this crewel piece sometime in the 70s.
It is fairly large, about 12 x 14 inches in stitched area. The strawberries are three dimensional, a macrame-like stitch stuffed with yarn.
At some point in the 80s, I decided to pick out the tablecloth stitching, cannot remember what color it was, and replace it with the then-popular Wedgewood blue. I was pretty proud of it back then, and had it framed.
Now I cannot tolerate that color! After 12 years of everything blue, I don’t like blue at all anymore, LOL! But this piece is now too fragile to do that again.
It is the only piece I have left from all the stitching I did back then. Most got stitched into pillows, which were fairly popular in that day, and worn out or given away.
Hope you enjoyed this walk down memory lane. Have a wonderful slow stitching day!