Finding Forgotten Projects

Every now and again, I find early – and usually not-quite-finished – embroidery projects stashed away in a quiet corner. This is a case in point.

Found Among Our Forgotten Projects

Found Among Our Forgotten Projects

This is very early indeed, probably from my first year of embroidering. The design came from a very nineteen-seventies book of embroidery designs that will have to remain nameless unless I can find it again. I suspect that I went for this design because it was in colour rather than variations of Mud!

Girl And Doll Design Close Up

Girl And Doll Design Close Up

Other than that, I can’t find any excuse for it at all. The design was intended to embellish oven mitts, and when I get a chance I will probably finish them to make a pair and then put them in a church bazaar. Alternatively, I might outline the glove shape on both and then turn the fabric into a bag, which would be rather more use than home-made oven mitts now we all use those fire-retardant gloves.

I have noticed, however, that my passion for experimentation showed itself even at this early stage. I’m absolutely certain that the sleeves didn’t have that Closed Feather Stitch stripe down them in the original piece.

I also distinctly remember that I nearly ran out of thread and had to do some some very economical stitching to get everything stitched in the threads I’d picked out.


  1. karen says:

    why would you need an excuse? It’s really lovely….I especially like her hat and necklace…(is it a necklace??)

  2. Elmsley Rose says:

    Just tried to mail you and it bounced. 🙁
    Could you pick a b’day pressie before you go away next week? Otherwise your choice/s might sell, and I’ll have to do a new list!
    I hope that you enjoy choosing……:-)

  3. That is the cutest pattern.

  4. Elmsley Rose says:


    OT : checked for mail, and none. !


  5. I’m always putting things on one side and ‘losing’ them. Really must find a way to break that habit…. but I’m glad it’s not just me! 🙂

  6. Alex says:

    It’s certainly a nice change from the usual Seventies colour schemes!

  7. Lady Fi says:

    What a wonderful design!