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January 1, 2012

WHAT I'M DOING TONIGHT

Hi, Prim friends - I could look at 19th and 20th century needlework  books forever. I don't know what it is about
them, a simpler time? Attention to every detail in their
homes and wardrobe? The unhurried fashion that the
women seemed to go about in their world. But still they
managed to cook, clean, launder, be caregivers, then had
a quiet time at night to do their mending and marking of
linens, and some beautiful cross stitching or embroidery.
Needlework endures today, with our efforts to re-create
the work of so many girls and women that went before us.
I'm glad I'm a female!
Demonstrating the proper height and distance from table for needlework. The thread is drawn up as shown.
It's that attention to every detail again, these ladies certainly were efficient and organized.


Do a Google search on vintage needlework books and see
what you come up with. Demographics determine where the
search will go, I won't get the same results as you for example.  The books for American young ladies are really
fun, they include toys, games, rhymes and needlework and
sewing crafts. My favorite is the The American Girl's Book by Eliza Leslie. 
This book has some wonderful crafts projects for young
girls and they are wonderful early Colonial examples that
we can re-create. 

So I hope you enjoyed the glimpse into 19th century girls'
pastimes.
Good Nite Primmies,
Susan

                                      





A Source To Share With You

Hello, Primmies -
Is everyone relaxing today? We are. I've had time to really look through some favorite blogs and I found a nice source for linen fabric and flosses for cross stitching. The store is on eBay and it's link is Home Sweet Home Needle Crafts. Their ID is hshneedlecrafts.
If you are signed in to eBay you can click the
above link, otherwise put their ID in the search . They have fat eighths (13"x18")
pieces of linens, some already hand dyed by
Weeks Dye Works and others. The size works
for most projects, I have a book of historical
samplers and the fat eighth is usually enough for the projects. They will cut larger pieces if you need it. The prices are fair I think, they vary according to count and mfgr. but they are anywhere from $9.00 to
$11.00. 
I'm on the hunt today for places to buy 
sampler and cross stitch supplies so I might
be back with another store link.
Have a blessed day,
Susan

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