This is part of a series of occasional posts that are blasts from the past. One day I was sitting/hiding in the living room and looked around at what was there that I had made. When I have nothing new to show I might as well show some things that I made before the internet was conceived. Yes, I have been crafting that long! In grad school I needed a part-time job and saw an ad for work in a needlepoint shop. Did I know how to needlepoint? Not really, but I knew how to knit and crochet and was able to talk my way into the job. Then, I learned to needlepoint and calculate yarn, etc. Really, my favorite part of the job was helping customers select the colors of yarn for a project. I loved playing with the colors! While there I designed and made a sampler pillow loosely based on the shop’s logo. So here is my first needle point project…yes it really was done in 1976 🙂
Next pillow, still during the same era was one made from a chart in a Maggie Lane book. Over the years the pillow has stretched out of shape, but I still love it.
Fast forward twenty years or so. I made some other things that were gifted away, but wanted another pillow for myself. This next pillow was a painted canvas which also came with a chart. Unfortunately the painting was not accurate so as I did a little bit I realized that in the end the design would not be symmetrical. I ripped it our and did it entirely by the chart. I was sort of annoyed to have paid for a painted canvas and then to have to use a chart, but I love the pillow anyway.
There is just a bit left of school, so I hope to get back to sewing soon. So many things lined up and so many ideas….I just need the time. Soon, soon…