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Bookmarks
October 29, 2012, 12:53 pm
Filed under: Bookmarks, Melita's Other Completed Pieces

Hopefully, everyone is safe, stays safe, and has something fun to stitch as we weather out Hurricane Sandy. I am working on the bookmarks for Christmas gifts. Who is going to get which one? Another stash project!

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October 29, 2012, 12:38 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

Melitastitches4fun's Blog

You may recall that a previous blog was about the process of pilot stitching for ANG (https://melitastitches4fun.wordpress.com/2011/10/08/pilot-stitcher/). Well, I finished that blog by saying, “My hats off to the folks who match people & courses – it must be quite a challenge!!” Little did I know that person was Christine, or know that she’d ask me to take on her role of Correspondence Course Chairman (CCC) one year later while at seminar in Philly, or that the role involved matching select courses with pilot stitchers. And, I must say that being CCC is a bit more involved than I’d expected. But,  I decided to take it on because I’d gotten so much out of the 3 correspondence courses that I’d taken shortly after joining ANG (https://melitastitches4fun.wordpress.com/2010/01/27/my-first-ang-correspondence-course-first-steps-with-nanette-costa/ and https://melitastitches4fun.wordpress.com/2010/01/30/understanding-design-by-mary-shipp/ and https://melitastitches4fun.wordpress.com/2010/02/02/understanding-color-by-mary-shipp/). This year’s Seminar was certainly a whirlwind of activity!

So, I am certainly glad that I have had the experience to pilot a course now that I will be more involved…

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Needlecraft Markers
October 14, 2012, 12:24 pm
Filed under: Vintage Markers

More finds from mom’s attic. These are 12 permanent, waterproof markers but Eberhard Faber Inc., Crestwood, Wilkes-Barre, PA. Advertised to be used on needlepoint and crewel canvas. And, the set sold for $12. Amazing but the are not bone dry. They moved most of the operations from NYC area to Pennsylvania around 1956  and the Newark, NJ facility closed by 1963. They have been bought several times and are now part of the Paper Mate brand.

 

Interesting directions. I’m not sure applying one over top of the next would get such a great color.