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40th Anniversary Sampler

This little sampler was a gift to my parents, Marjorie Louise Dellasega and Lawrence Anthony Dellasega, in honor of their 40th wedding anniversary. I’m so glad I made it, because daddy died just a few years later. The sampler was done on 22-count Hardanger fabric using one strand of floss. My mother and father are…

Embroidered Pillowcases

These pillowcases were made as a Christmas gift. I adapted the designs from the J. F. Ingalls embroidery catalog published in 1886.  Scans of the catalog are available on the Exceedingly Curious blog of John Governale. Because the designs are very detailed, I used only one strand of floss. The vintage crocheted pillowcases were purchased on…

Embroidered Christmas Ornaments

We just got the tree up over the weekend and I was reminded of all the old Christmas ornaments I made when I was young.  When Gordon and I were first married, we used to buy these cheap, flimsy natural Douglas Fir trees from Chubby and Tubby that were sort of sweet.  We didn’t have…

Simple Objects Quilt Top

After viewing some pages of this fabulous old coloring book on doe-c-doe‘s blog entry for June 25, I sent her an e-mail and asked if I could possibly talk her into scanning the other pages in the book and sending them to me.  I had looked all over for a copy of the Simple Objects…