Monday, January 6, 2020

Sweet embroideries finished


I didn't realize that my last post about these little stitcheries was FOUR years ago! (Grin)

Here it is, if you'd like to visit: Click here to see post.

As I have been moving my sewing goodies into my new sewing room, I came across these and they just begged to be completed. And I needed me some sewing time! You've been there, right?

Luckily, I had some cute thirties repro fabrics that looked perfect for the job!
Sewed 'em up into lattice strips, and used some scraps of batting and backing, and here they are now:

These stitcheries, as I posted years ago, are the creative touches of Jenny of Elefantz -- I do love her designs, and I encourage you to pop over and check out the lovely things at her blog,! (I don't know why, but Blogger was just not cooperating with me so I can't put a linkie there. Sigh. )  I'm going to enjoy focusing on the twenty-third Psalm; Jenny's designs minister to my heart as I stitch, and long afterward, too.

As I was sewing, I was thinking about kitchens and cooks of yesteryear, specifically those in our families. Some of these items pictured sure do bring back memories!

Another memory that popped into my wee head as I stitched was that of the "ole button box" in my stash . . .grandma's huge box of buttons from an auction. There must have been over a thousand buttons in that cardboard box -- all navy and white! She must have used those buttons on many different projects; and I was going to put them to work again!
I secured them at the corners with some perle cotton, and tied it into bows.

I quilted it super simply; just outlined the lattice strips with stitching. Here's a photo of the back:

And I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out! I put it on my stand and placed one of our grandmas' sewing boxes there, too. A nice vignette of good memories!

Thanks, Jenny, for sharing your talents and designs with us!



  1. Your project turned out so pretty. Four years, LOL, sounds like me. I've just pulled out a quilt top that I peiced 35 years ago. About time I got it quilted, right?
    Sweet designs, I'm going to check out her blog thanks.
    Connie :)

  2. Your stitching is so precise and beautiful! All finished it makes a great little hanging. Finishing up something that has been waiting a longish time is such a good feeling. Love your memories. Oh my, was there any Granny who didn’t have a wonderful button box? I remember my mother taking us with her to a fabric store that had a large button BIN! We would stand there and run our hands through all the buttons.

  3. I love this stitched in one colour. I have recently stitched these lovely patterns in multiple colours. It is hanging in my kitchen, and I love it. Like you, I really enjoy Jenny's designs.


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