I thought I'd share some of my recent listings on Etsy.
There will be more in the coming days.
I was so excited to be having a booth at a Holiday Fair at my sister-in-laws corporate building but this darn anemia from the Celiac has left me temporally without the energy to pull it off so I will be listing other items I was making for the fair very soon.
I used Pat's technique for making her pouches and modified it to fit the size I wanted.
I wish I could whip things out quickly but unfortunately it takes me hours upon hours to make these because I over think every stitch. (Please tell me I'm not the only one??)
Still ~ they are one of my favorite things to make.
Now how about this!!!! I goggle Dorothy Bond's name every so often hoping to find her cute little stitch book in a price that fits my budget ~ half of the $50.00 or more that they are going for.
Recently I came across another book ~ I believe the first written by her ~ on ebay for less than $15.00.
It was written in 1977 and had class papers enclosed suggesting it was from a class someone was teaching on crazy quilting.
Here are a few pages ~ sorry they are sideways.
If any of you have info on this book ~ Id LOVE to know more!
Dorothy's greatest goal was to revisit old stitches found on vintage quilts and share them.
It reminded me of my teacher from about 10 years ago that introduced me to Crazy quilting ~ Leslie Levinson who was doing work for Caron way back then.
We spent a whole class once studying a 100 year old quilt and copying stitches, it was wonderful and I still use those patterns today.
Thank you to all the woman who have determined to keep this art alive!
I encourage you to place your treasures in your local and state fairs and plaster your work on facebook and twitter.
She watched and taught the girls that sang at their embroidery frames while the great silk flowers grew from their needles. ~Louise Jordan Miln, The Feast of Lanterns
From the manner in which a woman draws her thread at every stitch of her needlework, any other woman can surmise her thoughts. ~Honore de Balzac
All my scattering moments are taken up with my needle. ~Ellen Birdseye Wheaton, 1851
Methinks it is a token of healthy and gentle characteristics, when women of high thoughts and accomplishments love to sew; especially as they are never more at home with their own hearts than while so occupied. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Marble Faun, 1859