Monday, February 24, 2014

Thrift Store Find to ATCs

I so often see items at the thrift store that I am so sad to see there.  This came in a bag of cross stitch fabric and threads.  Why didn't it get finished?  Why did it end up donated?  Hopefully, someone was just purging their UFOs but there was already so much work and love gone into this piece it just had to come home with me.
The pattern is from the eighties as far as I can tell and the project looked to be the same age - the masking tape binding was so brittle it shattered to the touch.  But, I felt compelled to finish the stitching since everything was there.

The picture as a whole didn't appeal to me but the individual cats did.  So, once it was finished I decided to cut it apart and made more ATCs to send away.  You can likely see my pencil marks Hopefully these kitties will be enjoyed in their new homes now!
I'll keep you posted as I finish these as ATCs.

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