Welcome to Treadlestitches!
In 1967, my family would soon be moving to a neat old house. My mom bought this kit, to make an embroidered quilt for my bed. That fall, the women and girls in our household (my mother, my grandmother, my sister Steph, and I) started embroidering the blocks in the evenings. This was the first time Steph and I had done embroidery, and it was kind of fun. Each red stitch was supposed to cover an x printed on the cotton fabric. When we got those done, we could do the lazy daisy stitches in green.
When I was in college many years later, I started doing needlework kits from Woolworths. Mom and I got to talking about the quilt kit, and she gladly gave it to me. Some pieces were missing, but I figured I could think of a way to fix it.
Eventually, the blocks I had were finished. But there were not enough of them to even make a twin bed quilt. I couldn't figure out how to set them that would use them all, and I refused to leave any blocks out. Then one day, while looking for something else, I found the same kit offered on Ebay. It was for a double bed, and had never been opened. I was over the moon when I had the winning bid.
After more than 50 years, this kit is finally a quilt top. What's next? Hand quilting, of course. I can't wait. It's about time.
Here's a reward for reading this long story.
I hope you can have a good laugh today about something silly. Stay safe, and have a wonderful week.
Cheers for reading this,
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