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Thursday, January 12, 2017

#Craft and #Book w @VickiBatman #embroidery #crewelwork #Christmas #homedecorating




Craft and Book with Vicki
I have a friend who does estate sales and early on in her career, she invited me to stop by one. I did and I found Christmas crewel kits for $2.00. I loved them. They were funky things from the seventies, perhaps the sixties. Didn't matter because they spoke to me.


Crewel is very similar to embroidery, something I had been doing since age nine when my grandmother set me down with a pillowcase she had stamped, thread, and a needle.


But eBay and ETSY had the whole series of holiday crewel works and a large picture one. I bought them.


Today, I picked up the last two in the series, Love and Noel.


 


I did add my own bits to the work, like beads, sequins and some stitches. The finisher at the needlepoint store I frequent made the pillows. I get teary eyed when I see things I've done made better.

 
And speaking of the holidays, did you pick up your ecopy of Season of Promises for a mere 99cents? Amazon  iTunes  B&N


















Now that the holidays are over, are you taking on new craft projects?

1 comment:

Angela Adams said...

Every year, as soon as the Holidays are over, I start thinking about Spring and Baseball (smile!). Love your crafts and admire your talent!

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