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On the 1st Day of Christmas, Family-made Christmas Ornaments
December 24, 2010, 12:31 pm
Filed under: Christmas Ornaments, Early Needlepoint, Melita's Other Completed Pieces

These were made by my Grandma (Mom’s side), Mom, & myself. No doubt there are more at my mother’s house but that’ll be for another time.

Grandma did this on plastic canvas (a little worn):

Grandma tried her hand at all sorts of crafts, including painting:

She was a great seamstress (sewed dance costumes for my mother & later for my mother’s dance pupils). These are cute felt mittens with a hair clip inside to grab something.

My Mom made these for everyone at my sister Anita’s wedding as favors.

I made these a kid – probably when I was in my teens.

And, this was an original design for my Pocono friend, Dottie.

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Judy from upstate NY (& ANG Yahoo group) also painted the same wooden ornaments! So cool.

Comment by melitastitches4fun

My brother, John, remembers the mitten clips used for the TV guide. Funny what resonates with people!

Comment by melitastitches4fun

Melita, I love these flashes from the past. It shows the caring of mothers and grandmothers who wanted to celebrate their dgtrs/granddgtrs special times. And, the joy of handwork they passed along to you!!

Comment by Cara Hayes

Hi Cara, Yes, I am very happy they got me started. I have pieces around the house from each of them year round!

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