Basic Hardanger Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Bookmarks are a nice way to use up my stash of size 5 threads. The designs for these two bookmarks kind of came to me as I began to stitch.  I’m sure my pattern ideas came from booklets that I … Read more

Basic Hardanger Bookmarks

Bookmark

These bookmarks are basic hardanger, no cutting.

The design is by Roz Watnemo, sold through Nordic Needle as Basic Hardanger kit, Bookmark #1. Stitches taught in this kit: Satin stitch (kloster) block, box stitch both straight and diagonal, and four … Read more

Happy Zebra

Happy Zebra

My very first wool project.

The zebra is chain stitches.

I was in my late teens, this work was stitched about 1964.… Read more

Pillow and lab-weimaraner pooch

Crewel Pillow

Stitched 1968 (I stitched the date at a corner). I wonder if this was an early Elsa Williams kit?

Our chocolate lab-weimaraner mix, Charlie (see at top of this photo) was slowing moving his front paws and nose under this … Read more

Crewel Flowers

Crewel Flowers

My sister wrote in her posting of this photo: My mother loved to create and stitch. She excelled with crocheting, knitting and making doll clothes. Often she did not use a pattern for the doll outfits, she made bras, panties, … Read more

Crewel Flowers, Elsa Williams Design

Bowl of Pansies, Elsa Williams Design

My sister and I have the same design stitched by our mother, Frances Bellmann.

Where Carol’s bowl of pansies has pink and lavender buds mine has a darker purple. I believe this is Elsa William’s circa 1960.

The design is … Read more

Wild Bowl of Roses, Elsa Williams

Crewel Flowers

My sister has this worked design stitched by our Mother.

The stems are chain stitch as is the vase. Roses are straight stitch with French knots.Frances Bellmann, my mother enjoyed working Elsa Williams. Circa 1960.

This kit includes the 8″x9″ … Read more