New Month New Beginnings

August 1, 2010

You’re probably expecting to see the usual “first of the month” post since it is the first of the month; but, I decided to shake things up a bit…to keep you (and me) on our respective toes. Today I début a slightly different version of This Needlework of Mine. It occurred to me that, while  I’ve spent the last 13 months bringing you information about antique and vintage needlework, I’ve never really connected it to the present or the future. Now it’s time to connect those dots. You will still see the book reviews and needlework exhibit posts but also look for more posts like the ones on Jennifer Cecere and World of Good and Liberty of London fabrics. And, of course I will post regularly on the projects I’m working on.

I will also post things I’ve found on Facebook and YouTube. You would be surprised what’s out there. I know I was! I’m still passionate about the history of needlework and how it has shaped us but it’s time I take that rich history, bring it to the present and move it towards the future.

Enjoy y’all!!


Another Year Has Begun

June 27, 2010

One year and 20 days ago I launched This Needlework of Mine. Its’ success continues to exceed my expectations and I marvel at how much I continue to learn because of it. While it might seem pretentious to quote him, I agree with Machiavelli’s thought that “whoever wishes to forsee the future must consult the past…” Over the next 12 months I will continue to look to the past but with an eye always on the future. Some new things I’m looking forward to are my new memberships in International Old Lacers, Inc. ( and the Embroiderers’ Association of Canada, Inc. ( I am especially excited about a class that I will soon be starting with EAC.

And, thanks again y’all for helping to make this blog a success!

Super Sunday

February 7, 2010

Today is not only a milestone for the New Orleans Saints (playing in a Super Bowl for the first time ever) but for me too. Today you are reading my 100th post!! When I started this blog exactly eight months ago, on June 7, 2009, I had no idea the satisfaction I would get from it. I am passionate about sharing what I have learned, and continue to learn, about antique and vintage needlework. In this fast paced and highly technical world in which we live it is so important to remember our past and how needlework fits into it. Thank you for taking the time to read my blog and, hopefully, share that passion. The statistics show that there are more than just a few of you and for that I am thankful. I look forward to sharing more with you in the next 100 posts but, for now, I must prepare to watch what promises to be an outstanding football game!!

Thanks again y’all.

About Me

November 22, 2009

Today I invite everyone to visit my updated About Me page. The content is easier to read and I’ve added some of my photographs. The first sampler pictured is the Sarah Turner reproduction about which I wrote in my July 4th post. The second photograph is product information from the bottom of a 1957 boxed collection of Cartier Bresson six strand embroidery thread. The second sampler is one from the Hester’s Needle line of designs; which I stitched some time ago. The last photograph is a collection of antique buttons, lace and other items.

As always, I hope you enjoy what you find here and please feel free to comment!