My stitching style has changed a lot in the years since I began stitching. I don't even have most of the things I stitched back when I was a teenager or early adulthood. I gave them away or did God knows what with them. I do have a piece that I stitched almost 19 1/2 years ago to celebrate Rob and I getting married. I wouldn't stitch this today but I loved it then. Do you have an old piece hanging around that even though your style has changed, you keep around for sentimental reasons? I think now I'm stitching pieces that will stand the test of time (not all of course, some you just gotta do for fun) but the samplers and more traditional things I think, I will love forever.
This is a Charles Wysoki pattern for which I've long forgotten the name. Sorry for the glare - this was before I started using museum glass!
This is a glove mold that my dear, Aunt Katheryn sent me. I love it. Her daughter Paige had given me one but my Rob broke it, not too long ago. Oh, you can tell it's a hand but the finger that remains does not make the prettiest of pictures. Rob went on the hunt to find me another one and, he found one on ebay. It was such a deal that he got two for the price of one! Well, no wonder - the mold must have belonged to an amazon woman and her mate 'cause they were huge! That alone wouldn't be so bad but the hands were only glazed 1/2 way up. Unglazed porcelain gives me the willies! They weren't pretty. My mom mentioned to my aunt that mine had broken and she had one that she sent me! This one is a pretty, 6 1/2 size mold and I love it! Thank you Aunt Katheryn! The little piece of stitching is a little fob Julie stitched on paper for me last year.
The 6 1/2 is in front, the others are the two Rob got me.. Check out the wrists on those things! He waited too long to even look at them to return them, bless his heart.
BTW, did you know that if you talk about someone in a not very complimentary manner that if you add "bless his/her heart" that it's okay? Yep, my momma told me so. You've gotta say it in a really sweet, southern voice like she does though. "Why that boy is about as dumb as a rock, bless his heart." Really, it's true. Try it, you'll see. Okay, this is not a license to go be mean. Mean people suck!
This isn't old but it's what I did last night instead of stitching. I covered some cans with pretty scrapbook paper, added some pretty velveteen ric-a-rac and other goodies, put modge podge all over them and viola! I put a piece of cork in the bottom so the can wouldn't be so hard on my scissors or make so much noise. They look great against my red craft room wall.
While I was out yesterday, I bought some new ribbon. I love having pretty ribbon on hand to wrap packages or just to pretty a little something up a bit. I thought these were kind of fun and vintagey looking.
I have been neglecting some of the things I should be stitching (like my Prairie Schooler Year - I am woefully behind) but I have loved working on this little beauty with my SAL friends:
We won't stitch the last line of the verse or the fence at the bottom for another week so I have a bit of time to work on something else. You can check everyone's progress HERE I made a few minor changes - added my boys names, stitched the house in a blue/grey rather than the black and changed the color of the fish so they'd show up a little better, changed some flower stems and maybe a couple of other things, too. I love this and can't wait to have a finish!
Finally, I want to show you a pic of this poor little squirrel. I heard Sophie and Gracie barking like mad the other morning. I went outside and found this poor little guy clinging to our brick for dear life. He was so scared, I had plenty of time to run get the camera. He finally got down to safety!
I hope your week is blessed, not stressed like the little squirrel! Thank you for visiting and thank you for the lovely comments you leave for me. I love reading them and knowing that you were here!