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Nostalgia

Vintage embroidery. So welcoming, calming and relaxing. Loved doing this with my grandmother. She was master in making beautiful embroidered bedding sets, tablecloths and napkins, pillow cases, aprons, knitted chair pads, doily cups, pockets hanging storage bags for combs and brushes, crochet lace borders, shelf edgings, all by hand. I remember her changing them in themes for the holidays or for the season. And very pretty lace bowls, made with natural fabric stiffener from crochet and lace doilies.  All little pieces of art, now they remind you of happy time, place and people you loved! I do have several pieces of vintage embroidered works, I know they weren’t made to be stored in a drawer or a box forever, but I like to keep them safely stored as precious memories. She showed me how to draw a pattern on fabric with a pencil, then embroider over it with colorful threads. I began to design my own cross stitch flower design, lovingly taught to me by my grandmother. She was making decorative dolls with clothes like-traditional …