I became a stamped cross stitch project hound, searching out projects to keep me busy as I sat through lecture every week. I had three or four dedicated hours each week to fill with stitching. Counted cross stitch was just becoming a trend (at least in my awareness) and it was mostly done on regular fabric like linen, so it took much more concentration (and skill) than I had, at that time. I was always on the lookout for project kits!
I found this one:
I really enjoyed the project below! More colors than the others and separate elements that were little "milestones" that made the project go quickly.
This patriotic effort was not so fun. Just a couple of colors and applique that was out of my skill set!
I did a few others that I gave as gifts, but after all, how many framed samplers does one mother need? (Just kidding, I gave them to others, too)
I left college after a few semesters and didn't pick up an embroidery needle for more than 20 years.
When The Mister finished working on the Galaxie and we began to take it to car shows, I started thinking about hand work again. Since most shows have about 4 or 5 hours of sitting in lawn chairs, visiting with other exhibitors and friends it is the perfect opportunity to pick up a project!
At least I learned something useful in college!