Friday, October 19, 2012

Photo-a-Day - October 2012 - Day 19: Letters

Photo-a-Day - October 2012 - Day 19:  Letters
Needlepoint was my obsession for over 25 years.  During that time, I stitched countless large Christmas stockings, small Christmas stockings, various samplers and gifts.  One thing each of those has in common is the need to graph out the letters for the stocking or the design.  I also taught many people to stitch, including a good friend.  To this day, 23 years later, I still the graphing of names for her. 

I have an entire shelf of needlepoint books and many of those are alphabets for needlepoint and cross-stitch.  One can never have too many alphabet books.   

Here you see just a few of my books and some of the graphs in English, French, Italian, German and even Cyrillic Russian.  It's always good to keep them, both as a reminder of what alphabet you used when, and as a remembrance of that project. 

I'm not stitching these day--too focused on crocheting for charity--but I'll get back to it.

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