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200th Blog – a Vintage Handkerchief
October 29, 2011, 10:31 am
Filed under: General comments, Vintage Linens

In order to post this, my 200th blog, I did a 2011 review. I only posted 55 blogs this year as compared to last year’s 145. So, I slowed down. But, it’s still been a busy, fun, interesting year so far:

I’ve stitched a golf piece for my husband, baby pieces for Calder & Carson, showed you Anita’s cross stitched angel from several years ago & vintage lines with crocheted edging done by my grandmother. I’ve dabbled in embroidery, braiding, & beading.

I’ve stitched with ANG Cyberpointers, ANG Mainline Stitchers Chapter, & ANG Seashore Chapter in Georgetown, DE.

I’ve learned from a host of sources:

  • ANG Yahoo Group
  • Stitches in Sterling with Nancy Cucci (in progress)
  • Photo embroidery with Joetta Maue (in progress)
  • Kumihimo with Carol LePage
  • Sampler & Antique Needlework Magazine (finished scissors sheath in 2011)
  • Landscapes with Pat Rusch & Lois Kershner (in progress)
  • Project Gutenberg
  • Santacicle with Janet Zickler Casey (finished in 2011)
  • Pieces of Eight by Gayle Bicknell (finished in 2011)
  • Clarity By Ann Daly
  • Mary Corbet’s newsletter
  • Chilly Hollow’s Blog
  • Archivist at Westtown School
  • Beaded bracelet making class with Lori from ANG Mainline Stitchers

Learned about:

  • ANG Pilot Stitcher Program
  • Royal School of Needlepoint from CBS Sunday Morning

Bought from:

  • Judy at Judy’s Stitchery Nook in Harlingen, TX
  • Sue at The Log House in New Castle, PA
  • Tokens and Trifles (online)
  • Lavinia at Counted Embroidery in Califon, NJ
  • Karen Milano at Nimble Needle in Haddonfield, NJ
  • Marcie at Needle Me in Havertown, PA
  • Tony & Betsy at Fireside Stitchery in Frazer, PA
  • Russell & Stephen at Rittenhouse Needlepoint in Phila, PA
  • Dan from Framer’s Workshop in Phila, PA
  • The Bead Garden in Havertown, PA
  • Fire Mountain Gems (online)

With this blog, I’ll share my vintage handkerchief that was my grandmothers that was what I carried with my bouquet for something old. We share not only the same initial but I have my grandmothers first name for my middle name, Mae. Many of the items I’ll be blogging about over the next weeks and months are vintage items from her day or my mother’s. I expect this was not hand-made but there is no tag.

I have no financial tie to any person or organization mentioned above – just a happy stitcher giving credit to wonderful people or services or both.

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4 Comments so far
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You’ve had a busy, active year, haven’t you!

Comment by Rachel

It has been quite a year!

Comment by melitastitches4fun

A great year and another good idea from you. I should maybe list my accomplishments for this past year too. But you did not include a great service—that is your advice, help and counsel to those of us who are your computer friends.

The Pieces of Eight projects in my group are coming along nicely. Thank you once again

Enjoy Carol in Tenn.

Comment by Carol

Thanks so much Carol! I’m glad to contribute to the needlepoint community. And, I’m so glad to have helped you and your group.

Comment by melitastitches4fun




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