From a photograph by Solomon D. Butcher of four daughters of rancher Joseph M. Chrisman, at their sod house in Custer County, Nebraska. From left to right, Harriet, Elizabeth, Lucie, and Ruth. Photographed in 1886.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Beautiful Needlework

Blogs and Blogging...



Debbie R., a lady from Texas, has posted some lovely photos of embellishments in her needlework blog, "Needle Lil More Time to Sew". Many of her embellishments appear to be fancy bits on crazy quilts. If you enjoy needlework, you'll find her blog and archives interesting and inspiring.

In her posts for mid-October, she talks about making a "hussif" -- that is, a housewife, an old-time sewing kit that men carried with them when they traveled or went off to war. I think her hussif is a little more feminine and fancified than the utilitarian models that were stuffed into the saddlebags of wayfarers.

2 comments:

Peggi Meyer Graminski said...

Hi Genevieve, Thanks so much for mentioning this ladies blog...I checked it out and her work is so beautiful. You always find the most interesting sites - thank you for sharing them =)

Genevieve said...

It's a vast wasteland out there in Blogger-land, but this lady's blog is a true gem.

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