A Stitch in Time*

Saturday, March 19, 2011

An Old Sampler Found

Do you ever wonder what will happen to the needlework you stitch after you're gone, or after you no longer have a home in which to keep it? I've thought of this from time to time, and it used to sadden me to see pieces in thrift or antique stores. After some pondering, I switched my view and decided that the thrift store was a better location for an old piece than the local dump. If someone in the stitcher's group of family or friends isn't wanting the piece, at least a piece in a shop has the hope of being loved again.

Recently I came upon a sampler at an estate sale. The estate sale happened to be in a home that one of our family members was purchasing. The owner had stitched it in 1970, and the new purchaser of the home remembered it being displayed on the walls of the master bedroom.

The person who stitched the sampler is now blind, and is in her nineties. She lived in the house for over 30 years!  I love the piece's sentiment, and the warm colors.  I still don't know where I'll hang it, but for now it looks nice sitting on our piano.
Old Sampler- Purchased at an Estate Sale

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Thursday, March 3, 2011

TUSAL update

 It's time for another TUSAL update. That's the Totally Useless StitchALong that I'm fortunately a part of this year! :)  I love being part of anything that is depicted as being "useless".

It's sponsored by Daffycat. (Please go check it out!) It's wonderful to see that over 200 people are participating in this event.

Here's my progress since the start of the year:
ORT jar

You can see that it's quite a bit more than last month's very meager showing.

Here's what I've been working on, although this photo was taken in January so I have made a tad of progress since then. (Okay, about four hours worth!)

It's Paula Vaughan's Wedding Ring Bouquet and I'm stitching it with one thread on 22 count hardanger. 

I'm tired of saying it, but I'll repeat it again. I hope to get in more stitching this upcoming month!

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