Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Stitching Memories

Isn't this adorable? And don't those colors just scream 1970s? Back then, mushrooms were all over the place – along with owls, for some reason. I guess the mushrooms were supposed to make us all wise as owls (probably shouldn't pursue that line of thought).
I bought this kit on eBay a while back, separated out all the various colors of yarn, put in a few stitches, and then promptly stashed it away! But I found it again recently. It's a vintage "Swif-Stitch" kit – a form of long stitch or straight stitch, and I figured it was so easy, even I could probably work it without screwing up too much. I did a bit of needlepoint back in the day, but it's been a real, real, REAL long time since I attempted anything involving a needle and thread.
It has a few stains and creases here and there – but hey, I'm a little the worse for wear, too. And once the stitches are in, I don't think the problem areas will show. Besides, while I'm playing with it, I get to indulge in another of my favorite pastimes – wallowing in nostalgia!


  1. It looks as if you'll have something to keep you from being bored on rainy days. It looks like it should be fun.

  2. Aw.. mushrooms! I always liked the colors of the 70's -- I wish I still had some of my wedding gifts in those colors -- I was quite comfy with them. It looks like you have a good start on this -- I am anxious to see it finished! I had meant to spend this week wallowing in my little quilt world but instead, I am living in a flurry of tissues in a Benadryl fog. Blah!

  3. A couple of weeks ago my dad brought over a cross stitch he had done of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 1985. I hung it in my youngest daughter's room...we both love looking at it. My mom was the biggest cross stitcher in our home in the 80s and 90s but we all tried our hand at it. I was thinking of taking it up again to make some bookmarks. Thanks for sharing your memories and have fun stitchin'.


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