Thursday, July 3, 2014
Remember those stamped cross stitch items that you could buy and then cross stitch with embroidery floss? I hadn't seen them in years until yesterday, when a customer wanted satin bindings sewn on not one but two baby quilts for twin girls. She had done a wonderful job with the cross stitch and most of the knots on the back were buried. I had to reduce the width of the bindings a bit to get around the curved edges of the quilts without puckers, but they did set off all that hand work nicely.
I've done a bib or two in the past, maybe once a toaster cover for my grandmother about 45 years ago, but I can't imagine having the patience for two quilts, even crib size. My sister-in-law used to order the stamped cross stitch items from a company called Mary Maxim. I wonder whether they are still in business, I'll have to check.
***Still in business, still have the cross stitch things. And, felt calendars to embellish with sequins. I'd forgotten all about those, I used to make them for my grandmother, too.