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On the 1st Day of Christmas, Family-made Christmas Ornaments
December 24, 2010, 12:31 pm
Filed under: Christmas Ornaments, Early Needlepoint, Melita's Other Completed Pieces

These were made by my Grandma (Mom’s side), Mom, & myself. No doubt there are more at my mother’s house but that’ll be for another time.

Grandma did this on plastic canvas (a little worn):

Grandma tried her hand at all sorts of crafts, including painting:

She was a great seamstress (sewed dance costumes for my mother & later for my mother’s dance pupils). These are cute felt mittens with a hair clip inside to grab something.

My Mom made these for everyone at my sister Anita’s wedding as favors.

I made these a kid – probably when I was in my teens.

And, this was an original design for my Pocono friend, Dottie.

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On the 2nd Day of Christmas, 8 Banner Christmas Ornaments
December 23, 2010, 2:52 pm
Filed under: Christmas Ornaments, Early Needlepoint, Melita's Other Completed Pieces

These are some more cross stitch ornaments, 8 to the set. I finished off them myself by cutting the dowels, glueing the ribbon hangers, & applying felt backings. Believe it or not, I actually made the set of 8 for my mother, my sister (& her husband), my brother (& his wife), my husband’s mother, my husband’s sister (& husband), 2 girlfriends, & myself – 64 ornaments in total! Can’ just make one set – no!

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On the 5th Day of Christmas, 6 Gold Christmas Ornaments
December 20, 2010, 9:38 am
Filed under: Christmas Ornaments, Early Needlepoint, Melita's Other Completed Pieces

These were mainly cross stitch kits but I didn’t save any information on them.



Vintage Pansy Barrel on eBay
May 10, 2010, 10:52 pm
Filed under: Early Needlepoint

I can’t believe that I found the kit for the Pansies I did as a young girl on eBay!! And, I must have been at least 15 years old when I did it. A little older that I thought. It is a vintage “Pink Pansy Barrel” needlepoint kit by Needlepointers Sunset Designs dated 1975.  It was designed by Randall Elwood. Kit includes printed design on 100% cotton canvas, 100% wool yarns, needle, mounting board, full color print and complete instructions  Fits standard 5″ x 5″ frame.  The kit has never been used.  Bottom of bag has been opened but all contents are intact.



Early needlepoint, ‘Hooter’ and ‘Pansies’
February 22, 2010, 12:02 pm
Filed under: Early Needlepoint

These are 2 pieces of needlepoint that I completed as a young girl with guidance from my grandmother. She (Mae), my mother (Rita), and my older sister (Anita) all are stitchers.  In fact, my grandmother hooked rugs, knitted, crocheted, & she even did some beautiful leather tooling. 

I believe I was a pre-teen at this point but they are not dated so I can only go on memory. They were from a kit long since discarded & so, I don’t know the designer. Types of stitches include straight stitches, basketweave, french knots, & diagonal mosaic. Very easy stitches. Can you spot the missed stitch in Hooter?