Sunday, March 22, 2015

What a Nice Surprise!

I was enjoying the Nordic Needle Newsletter this morning and as I scrolled down I was surprised to see a letter I wrote published!  lol  That was very nice!  Here is the excerpt from the newsletter:

Barbara's email above brings us to our next inter-active topic:

Rescued Needlework

Needlework or Hand-Made Treasures I've Rescued – Have you ever found or purchased someone's needlework that has been thrown away or that you have found at a yard/garage sale or thrift store? Maybe you purchased needlework or handmade items on EBay or at an auction sale! I have! I would love to hear about your "finds" and show a picture of it, if you would be so kind as to indulge with me in this new inter-active topic! The old saying, "One woman's trash is another's treasure!" is oh, so true. I shared my rescued treasures in my last newsletter. Here is one more!
    Roz - you have touched on a subject near and dear to my heart this time! I scour thrift stores and finding bits and pieces of embroidery and handwork makes my day. I too appreciate the care and love and work that went into making them and cannot stand to see them languishing in a rag bin. So, I rescue them and bring them home and wait for them to speak to me about their new purpose.
    Here are a few:
    - Found of bit of embroidery - I believe it is Ukrainian, and used it to make a cover for a journal for a friend
    - A piece of cross stitch in a hoop that gained a new life in the construction of a gift bag
    - A Hardanger bell pull made into a large needlebook for a friend
    I have done blog posts on another of my other upcycling projects here:
    Some of course I keep as they are and simply enjoy them. Some, especially vintage laces and tatting, find their way into my crazy quilting projects. Some of them, however, I love to make into items that will be used and enjoyed by others who appreciate stitching.
    Kerry EAC Prairie Pacific Regional Director EAC Virtual Threads, President
Wow – thank you for writing, Kerry! I love your ideas for upcycling and repurposing. Please share your Rescued Needlework stories with us.

If you do not receive the Nordic Needle newsletter in your mailbox yet, you should subscribe.  It is always an interesting read for all us stitchers!

Cutting and pasting the excerpt seems to have cut off a lot of it - if you would like to see it, visit:  

1 comment:

D1-D2 said...

I read that newsletter. You did a lovely job of preserving them. My favorite is the bell pull turned needle book.