I was preparing for Christmas Eve dinner and remembered to pull out a special embroidered tablecloth. It was embroidered by DH's great-aunt and after some discussion we dated it to the 1930's or 40's (?). The great aunt lived her entire life in Germany so we are not sure if this is an original design or store-bought printed design. She did initial it in the same green embroidery thread it is worked in.
Any thoughts or info would be appreciated!
I have 4 final finishes for 2014!
Finish #1-Shepherd's Bush
Shepherd's Fold sampler finish-finished in the Lone Elm plum box.
Linen and threads as provided.
Changed words from A Full Heart to My Heart is full but used the distinctive Shepherd's Bush font.
Finish #2-L'Atelier Perdu
Christmas Stocking 2012-The Magic
Designed as a threadkeeper, I nunstitched the edges and decorated a wood box. I also changed the words from Believe in the Magic to Winter Wonderland. I also tent stitched the design instead of cross stitch.
Finish #3- Atkinson Designs Yellow Brick Road
Flannel, twin sized quilt top from fat quarters I bought on our Alaskan cruise fall 2013.
Finish #4-Gail Pan
Summertime Stitching sampler
From August 2014 class at Buggy Barn, Reardon, WA
So happy I took this class as the Buggy Barn closed their doors this fall!
This still needs to be finish-finished into a wallhanging.
I had a total of 63 finishes in 2014. Including several ornaments and biscornus. I also counted quilt blocks that I finished for quilts that aren't finished.
I am especially proud that I finished 4 box tops-Shepherd's Bush Shepherd's Fold, Jeannette Douglas My Stitching Treasures Box, Debbie Stiehler's American Patchwork box, and Barbara Jackson's Tea Time Basket (still struggling to get this one finish-finished)
I attended 5 retreats and 3 classes.
I finished my second year as treasurer for my local EGA chapter.
I have a new grandson born in March.
And my ebay stash-reduction business has kept me very busy!
Thanks to all of you who have trusted me with the items you are ready to part with!
I'll post again next year!