Stitching, 1980s

In the 1980s, I dabbled in ribbon embroidery and candlewicking. I started cross stitching in 1984 and concentrated on that for quite a while.

Christmas Bib

Completed for 12/25/1981
Cross stitch kit
For Megan Novicki (Steve & Jodi)

Gems from the Sea

Completed for June 17, 1982
Needlepoint kit
For John’s mother, Louise Novicki

Running Shoe Stocking

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

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

Completed for 12/25/1982
Needlepoint kit
For my boyfriend (later husband), John Novicki

Be A Dreamer

Be a Dreamer

Completion date unknown, best guess 1983
Kit from Dimensions 1983

One of two pictures for my daughter that I never framed.

Grow Better

Grow Better

Completion date unknown, best guess 1983
Kit from Dimensions 1983

Second of two pictures for my daughter that I never framed.

Monarch and Poppies

Monarch and Poppies

Started 1983?
Cross stitch pillowtop kit from ?

Finished the center motif, started the first corner, and put it away until now. Who knows where the kit chart and threads ended up.

Shells Pillow

Completed 1984
Candlewicking kit
For John’s mother, Louise Novicki (Mom)

Violets Pillow Top

Violets Pillow Top

Date unknown, best guess 1984
Counted cross stitch pillow kit

Ribbon Pillow Top

Ribbon embroidery pillow top

Embroidery kit: 6/15/1984
Ribbon embroidery was popular that year.

Lilacs picture (x2)

Lilacs cross stitch

Completed  8/15/1984
Cross stitch kit
For my daughter. She wanted two of them, so I charted the second as a mirror image of the original.

Someone New

Completed 1985
Candlewicking kit
For Steven List’s 2nd daughter, Samantha

Christmas House Stocking

Completed 11/30/1987
Cross stitch kit (See photo under Running Show Stocking above)
For my daughter. At 9, she needed a more up to date stocking.
This was the first project where I replaced elements with my own design and chose colors that were more in line with my tastes. This is the stocking she still uses at home.

Loving Family Birth Record

Birth Sampler - 1987

Completed 5/1/1987 ?
Cross stitch kit
For Aunt Linda’s first daughter, Alexandra.
Changed the saying to match the one I did for her  son in 1979.

Carousel Horse Picture

Carousel Horse Carousel Horse, close-up

Completed for 5/30/1989
Cross stitch kit
For my best friend, Julie Eitel

Baby Dragon Bib

Completed 09/1989
Cross stitch chart from the book Dragons and Dinosaurs by Jeanette Crews Designs
For Steven List’s 3rd daughter, Sydney

Balloons and Stars Decorative Tin

Completed for 12/25/1989
Cross stitch kit
For our sister-in-law, Saundra

Carousel Horse Decorative Tin

Completed for 12/25/1989
Cross stitch kit
For my best friend, Julie Eiltel

Country Bunny Decorative Tin

Completed for 12/25/1989
Cross stitch kit
For our sister-in-law, Jodi

Flowers with Ribbon Decorative Tin

Completed for 12/25/1989
Cross stitch kit
For John’s sister, Jean

Mime Decorative Tin

Completed for 12/25/1989
Cross stitch kit
For John’s sister, Louise

Shells Decorative Tin

Completed for 12/25/1989
Cross stitch kit
For John’s mother, Louise Novicki
Replaced the kit’s shell with a better design

 

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