In my part of the world we say you are a fool if your passion for a pursuit overcomes all practical sense. I am a stitching fool, and I stitch foolishness.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Bluebird of Happiness

OK, I pulled out the Bluebird Needlecase to work on last night and did not take a stitch.  I have to make a decision about the initial for the back of the needlecase.

First of all, which initial(s) do I use?  One or the whole monogram?  If only one, first name or last name?

Then, what kind of lettering do I want to use?  Stately and classic?  Gothic?  Floral? Straight lines or flowing curves?

I did find two alphabet books that I have treasured for years and years to help make the decision. Back in the 70's there was a lovely lady from South Carolina named Rose Ann Hobbs who published a couple of books of alphabets. They have been my go-to resources for everything from monograms on wedding present linens to Christmas stockings, and there is bound to be something that I love in one of them.

So, tonight, one way or the other, I will decide.  Maybe.

(Or I could make twisted cording and tassels and finish off my Glitzy Ornaments.)

1 comment:

  1. What a blast from the past to remember Rose Anne, her husband Bill and her gorgeous twin boys. Thanks, Ann.