Yesterday, I helped a friend celebrate her birthday. A child-free afternoon and evening and what did she want to do? First stop, the thrift store...I was more than happy to oblige...after all, it was her birthday.
It was a particularly good day for needlework finds.
I just had to take these ladies home with me.
I bought a plastic bag filled with fabric for a dollar and sandwiched in the middle were this group of hand stitched squares dated 1972.
Then I found this Kit by Heather, also dated 1972, which is a two-piece linen stitch kit. I've never seen anything like it before and nothing about it popped up on a search. I love finding kits like this because if nothing else, the vintage linen and 100% wool is a great find for sixty-nine cents. This one I may have to stitch though...after all it is a tree.
There were two not-so-vintage needlepoint works I found that I had to rescue.
These are huge canvases and I imagine they took hours and hours and hours to complete...only to end up rolled and crushed, sitting in a dusty bin at the thrift store. I HAVE to give them a second life, I'm just not sure what that is yet. Anyone have any ideas? I'm always open to suggestions. Maybe a Frederique Morrel?