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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Early Works by Me

These are some of my first projects. My mom or I would buy kits and I would work them up. The one on the left came with a thick plastic frame that divided each cactus. So, the ones near the top would be sitting on a ledge not floating in the air like they seem to now. But once again, I did not know the proper way to frame, so there was tape and acid filled cardboard with this. I took it out of the frame and hope to reframe it one day.  The daisies on the right are a kit also, and it was originally in a round embroidery hoop. I took it out to dust it off. Both needed cleaning of some sort and I took these out of their frames so long ago, I don’t know how I cleaned them. You may be able to zoom and see the printing on the bottom of the daisy to see it was printed in 1982. These are the few examples I have of crewel or uncounted/stamped embroidery that I have. Not long after this I discovered counted cross stitch and the rest is history.


2 comments:

Jennifer said...

oh how special!

KimV said...

Mary... I love the daisies! I put a link on my web for Bird Brain Designs...they have some great freebie embroidery patterns!