Throwback Thursday: First Embroidery
For several years now I’ve been under the impression that my Stitchaversary, or anniversary of when I started embroidering, was in November 2009. It was at that time that I really got into embroidering, and I even made embroidered gifts for everyone that year. But a recent snoop through my parents’ basement has proven otherwise! I found several embroidered pieces that I did when I was young…maybe between 11-13 years old (so between 1980-1983).
I’m known for not forgetting anything, I have a steel trap, if you will, for events that happened when I was growing up (ask me what I did in my 20s, and I have no idea…). But I have absolutely no recollection of making these pieces – how weird is that?! I remember the pink fabric, but I don’t remember making the little quilt.
It looks like the little squares of this fabric made the perfect guide for my stitches. I have to admit that they look pretty good.
I even took the time to sew two pieces of fabric together to finish this piece off.
I’m just not even sure what to say about this…Under HOME SWEET HOME, I listed out the names of the people in my family, including my dog Tease! And, since we’re Irish, I added a little shamrock to the top right. There’s even a seam all the way around to give this piece that finished look.
This is the backside. I was obviously not even concerned about what the back looked like, or even how I stretched the floss around the piece!
It was a lot of fun to come across these “vintage” pieces that I created. I still can’t get over how I didn’t even now that I had created them, and it’s just going to have to be a mystery. It is pretty neat to see how far I’ve come in my talent at embroidering, though!