Thursday, February 20, 2014

Olympic Stitching

It seems Blogger isn't uploading photos today. On a day when I have a bunch!  I've been a big fan of the Olympics since I was a kid.  And beginning in 1968, I've generally had an "Olympic Project" in hand to do.  The projects aren't related to the sport, just to me keeping busy during the endless hours of TV.

In '68 my project was an embroidery design in turquoise, orange and brown on muslin, for the pockets of a dress I was making.  The design was from a Better Homes & Gardens embroidery book that was $2 (I still have it).  It was actually featured on the red cover, but in different colors.  I wore the minidress until I came to my senses and it became a blouse.

I stitched while watching Peggy Flemming skate endless figure eights, all on the exact same lines. And I had to be carefull not to drool on the embroidery when Jean Claude Killy came up to ski.

I don't remember all of the Olympic projects or events, but that first one is etched in my mind.

This year I had a bag full of mini-kits, collected from British magazines, mostly Molly Makes.  They're cute and easy to do, perhaps a bit fiddly because they're small. They'd been nagging at me so they became this year's Olympics project.  I had a bunch collected.

Since they're not loading here, I put them on flickr, where you may go see them if you're interested:  Marjorie from Illinios finished in 2014.

Knee-wise, I'm going quite well.  I've been up and down stairs to do a load of laundry and am more able to get around and about.  Today it's pouring rain, which is better than snow, but because it's close to freezing and I don't like ice, I'm staying indoors.  Hubby is making soup.


Southpaw Stitcher said...

Your Molly projects are cute! Love your new header--it's so colorful! Glad to hear you're doing well with your knee.

Anonymous said...

Hi there... love all the little projects you have shown. Very cute. Good idea to stay inside when the weather is so surely don't need any accidents. Nice to know you are better.