Gay Ann Rogers

Gay Ann Rogers

Needlework Designer/Teacher

Needlework Designer/Teacher

 

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Above is the map of how far Queendom Website has traveled,

nice for MacSoph and me, but doubly nice because it shows that needlework is indeed alive and well right round the world.

 

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Website updated

April 20, 2018

 

My World of Needlework

 

Moving On

 

After a month of computer problems, I am parking these woes and moving on.

 

Is anything yet solved? No, but like Scarlett, I'll worry about it all another day.

 

Which would I choose? And Why?

 

For sale on Carolyn Meacham's website, lots of beautiful

antique needlework tools!

www.elegantarts.com and click on 'New Items'

 

 

 

Note: I have no financial interest in Carolyn's tools , I just love them! I have collected needlework tools for so long yet I never tire of seeing wonderful ones.

A couple of you have written to me that the selection on Carolyn Meacham's site is overwhelming (it is a wonderful sale!) and you asked me for a bit of guidance.

 

Good idea! In the next few days I will list the little things that capture my attention.

 

 

I don't know how someone carved this intricate and delicate needle book without breaking it or how it has survived for nearly 190 years -- just look at the tiny fretwork border and the central design is of scrolling flowers, vines and leaves with some of the vines so thin

 

It sould seem a break was invevitable yet all these years later, here it is, in near perfect condition.

 

 

I collect these little reversing stilettos, I love them with all their little carving details. It is nice too that these stilettos have a 'reversing' feature to protect the point when the stiletto isn't in use.

 

Stilettos are quite popular these days with all of us stitchers, for we have repurposed them into laying tools.

 

So what is special about this one besides its reversing feature,  pretty patterns and delicate carving? See the acorn on the end? There's a hole through the acorn.

 

A stiletto with a hole at one end means that I can easily attach a decorative fob.