I decided to use the new JustRite stamp set, Starburst Medallion Labels. As I was playing with the stamped and embossed images, moving them around on the table, I realized that they reminded me of the counted cross stitch I used to do. The colors I chose are traditional Ukrainian colors used for embroidered linen towels and tablecloths. These designs are also used to make beautiful folk blouses for the traditional Ukrainian folk costumes. I liked that and therefore went in that direction. As is, both quilts and Ukrainian counted cross are geometric designs.
You can definitely see that the star in the center of the JustRite image is very similar to the repeated star design in the embroidery!
And now for some nostalgia......................I went and found a photo that my dad took of us way back in the summer of 1971! Back in the day when we were up at Mohican Lake with no TV (no reception up there), no computers, etc. We swam, played games and us girls spent hours doing embroidery!
|From the left: me, Martha's grandmother, Martha Fenchen, and my sister, Olga|
My gosh, where did the time go??? Could it really be 40 years already!
Hope you enjoyed this journey through time and my cultural background.