Embroidery and Counted Cross Stitch were both introduced to me at an early age. My third grade teacher, Mrs. Smith, wanted each of her students to learn how to use a needle and thread, even the boys. We were asked to bring a dish towel to school and she had plenty of cross stitch-embroidery patterns and colorful embroidery floss to choose from.
I chose a rooster my pattern, and by the time he was finished he had the most colorful tail feathers any rooster has ever had! I wish I still had him today.
I first learned counted cross stitch from my 5th grade Sunday School teacher. She had each of us cross stitch a cross onto a bookmark.
After a few years had gone by, and when I was in high school, I was embroidering again and my Grandma Eva gave me a box of embroidery transfers. They were so old, most of them wouldn't transfer, but she'd given me a couple sheets of carbon copy paper to trace them onto cloth.
Through all these years, I've kept the patterns and I'm SO VERY glad that I did, because they are a TREASURE!
Here are just a few of the transfers inside the box. There are only a handful of transfers actually in their original envelopes (above) the rest are just folded and stored openly. These are the days I wish I had a scanner that worked. Photos will have to do.
That's just the beginning of the transfers in the box. I'll shoot a few later on and post them as time goes by.
Have a Happy Day!