Stitching, 1970s and before

I learned to embroider when I was about 7. Up through the 1970s, I moved from embroidery to crewel and then to needlepoint on painted canvases.

Note: I didn’t start taking pictures of my projects on a regular basis until the 90s. I have managed to get a few photos of items that I gave to family members, but many are only documented by a notation here and there.

First Project ever

(Details on a separate page—click the link)
Completed in 1957
Stamped embroidery dresser scarf

Crewel Flowers Picture

JMcrewel

1970?: Made for my mother

Needlepoint Siamese Cat

See description and photo under Needlepoint post.

Needlepoint Airplane

1977: Made for my ex-husband as a Christmas present.

Crewel Roots and Wings

Roots and Wings

Completion date unknown, best guess 1978
Kit from Sunset Designs, 1978

I made this for my daughter who was born in 1978. It was going to be the center of a pillow, but I never got that far.

Crewel Set it Free

Set It Free

Completion date unknown, best guess 1978-79
Kit from Sunset Designs, 1978

I made this for my daughter who was born in 1978. It was going to be the center of a pillow (to go with Roots and Wings), but I never got that far.

Crewel Denim Christmas Stocking

Completed for 12/25/1978
Crewel kit
Christmas stocking for my daughter

Felt Advent Calendar

Advent Calendar, circa 1978

Completed for 12/1/1978
Kit from Lee Wards
Felt and sequined advent calendar for my daughter

Crewel Baby’s Sampler Stocking 

Completed for 12/25/1978
Christmas stocking as a gift, recipient unknown

Some of God’s Miracles Are Small

Completed 2/15/1979
Crewel kit, crawling baby
For Aunt Linda’s first child Kevin, born 1/21/1979

Crewel Panda Bib

Completed for 12/25/1979
Christmas bib for my daughter

Crewel Christmas Tree Stocking

Christmas stockings (L-R: 1981, 1979, 1987)

Christmas stockings (L-R: 1981, 1979, 1987)

Completed for 12/25/1979
Christmas stocking for myself

 

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