Reaching for the Cookie Jar
Today my Saturday stitching post features a cross stitch piece that is a very early item that I stitched. I believe I did it around 1984 although at the time I did not know enough to add my name and date to the work I did. I was just getting into cross stitch and had no idea that it would become a passion for me for the rest of my life. Much of my early work was completed as gifts but this is a piece I kept for myself. It did not get framed until years later but it has now been displayed in two homes that I have lived in.
The leaflet from which the design came from contained several other pictures of children in settings from yesteryear including topics like Nap Time, Child at Play, and Newspaper Boy. However, up to this time this is the only one that I have stitched.
Reaching for the cookie jar, another thread of my life.
[Project Details: “Reaching for the Cookie Jar” from Yesterday’s Child, designs by Penney Brittain Ramsey for June Grigg Designs, Inc. Copyright 1983. Design worked on 14 count cream Aida with 2 strands of DMC floss, Stitch Count 87 by 129; Design Size 6 1/4″ x 9 1/4″].