Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Home is Where Your ♥ Is

I came across this sweet crewel embroidery at a thrift shop and just had to have it! I popped it in this wooden frame I had on hand -- I think it looks pretty good in it!


I love the cheery colors -- the yellow watering can and those sweet red strawberries.



The strawberry vine reminds me of picking strawberries and blackberries at my grandparents home in Alabama. They were planted against the fence and we could just go outside and pick them -- heaven for a little kid! I remember one time that my brother and I went with some neighbors to pick blackberries -- there were rows and rows and you had to wear long sleeves so you didn't get scratched and it was so HOT in the summer! But sweet.... oh my goodness! I probably ate as many as I picked!


Ah, but those cute strawberry jars -- I've always wanted to try my hand at growing strawberries in one of those. I think I'll just have to look for one in my ramblings about.




And do you see the little woodland creature peeking out of the Dutch door? I think Dutch doors are just the best -- I always had one in my pretend houses when I was little! I thought it would be so much fun to open the top of your door to greet a visitor, or cool pies on the ledge of the bottom one!

And who wouldn't love the sweet saying across the bottom -- and the teeny ladybug strolling by!

I did a bit of online exploring and found that, as I suspected, this is a Sunset Designs Jiffy Stitchery which came in kit form. It's a design by Chris Davenport and was copyrighted in 1978. It took me a while to find a picture but I finally did -- and when I enlarged it, I could just make out the year (in Roman numerals no less)!


So cute -- if it hadn't already been embroidered (and very neatly done, I might add) I think I would have grabbed it to do myself! I've done some crewel embroidery from kits like this one was, but don't know if I still have them. I may have given them to my daughter since she asked for them! Hmmm, I'll have to do a bit of hunting!  I also did a special one for my mother that she hung in the livingroom -- I have it now. But those are for another day....

♥♥♥ Today, I'm linking my sweet embroidery to Knick of Time Tuesday
and even though there's only a tiny bit of red, those strawberries want to be linked to Rednesday !


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20 comments:

  1. It is cute! I used to do those its too



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  2. What a cute little piece. Someone put a lot of work into it. So nice of you to rescue it from the thrift shop!

    Etsy Blog Team

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  3. Very cute, a wonderful treasure!

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  4. I like your strawberries on this, but rather eat them.

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  5. It's pretty and cheerful! and looks like Summertime!
    There is nothing better than sweet, just picked fruit melting in your mouth! mmmmm......

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  6. Oh! That's such a darling embroidery! And I adore Dutch doors too, I have one out to my backyard.

    Happy Rednesday!

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  7. Sarah,
    how sweet is that! Very cute and summery! Looks like a lot of work and time for someone! Lucky you came a long and resued it from an uncertain fate!
    Thanks for visiting!
    Rebecca

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  8. What a sweet little picture! Thanks for sharing, Nan

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  9. Looks so wonderfully summery - wonderful embroidery!

    Many thanks for stopping by,

    Happy Rednesday!

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  10. What a great find. Adorable. Love your story too. I rememeber picking blackberries on my grandfather's farm. They would grow so thick that you had to wear long sleeves to protect your arms.
    My grandmother would make blackberry pie or we would eat the blackberries in a bowl with cream.
    Yes...Home is where your heart is.

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  11. Love your cute vintage embroidery - and the red strawberries are just perfect for Rednesday. Hugs ~ Mary

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  12. What a cute, adorable find!

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  13. Oh, this brings back the memories! My first crewel embroidery efforts go back to 1978...with Sunset. I'm glad you found a home for this little piece!

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  14. I love it! I'm so glad you bought it and gave it a home. This reminded me of when my Mom tossed two crewel embroideries that my Grandmother (Dad's) had done since she no longer wanted them. I've never been able to stop thinking about it. I think it's because I know the effort and love that went into creating it...in addition to it being something I could now have that my Grandmother made with her hands. I don't think my Mom meant anything mean by it. She just doesn't do handiwork or become attached to things.

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  15. What a lovely little stitchery =) So nice that you rescued it and gave it a wonderful new home!

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  16. I love that embroidery and wish it were mine :) was mine? I never know which one. Anyway, I "followed" your new Linky tools - wish I could get mine to show up the way yours does, mine doesn't show the followers. Guess that's something else my Mr. Redo will have to work on - he spent the past week getting my Feeds to show up again. Hugs ~ Mary

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  18. What a sweet little crewel stitched piece!

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