Friday, August 13, 2010

Rewind Week 1970s



Hello, Dear Ones. Recently a fellow sister from our Bloggerette Sorority hosted a fun party. A Rewind Week - 1970s. We were supposed to make a craft of that time. Well, if you know me, I cheat alot and that's what I did for this project. But it was fun. If you'd like to see some other nifty groovey 1970s views pop on over to Angela's blog ~ Sew Loquacious.

It's also Friday the 13th! So...booga booga!

Well, as I said, I may have cheated a bit, but Angela said it was okay. Do you remember crewel embroidery? I used to love to do this form of needlework. Here is a sweet little Hummel embroidery I did in the 1970s. Isn't it sweet? Wonder why I've kept it all these years? Hmmm...

I had a little boy that went along with this little girl but he's disappeared!



Look at all the fat yarn! I love this stuff. Do people still do crewel embroidery?

Look at the little birdie? Isn't he a darling? Now I'm looking at the word 'Hummel' there and wonder why I put a dot over the 'u'? Oh, well, I was young and we didn't have computers so I couldn't Google the name Hummel! :) Bummer!


See, even the colors are colors of the 1970s! Oranges, yellows and browns. My appliances were Harvest Gold and my bathrooms were Avocado Green. I know I had on BLUE eyeshadow and bell bottoms, and was drinking a Fresca soda!! Groovy!!

Pop on over to Angela's and see all the Rewind Projects and tell her I sent you!!


Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

23 comments:

  1. That is cute! I used to do crewel embroidery too and in those kinds of colors. Now they are so not my colors. But I didn't know that then.

    Linnea

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  2. How cute!! I love those colors and the little girl and birdie!!

    I learned as a wee girl, how to embroider...and did some pillow cases as gifts some 30 years ago...and that's been it.

    Now...I sew, cook, bake, make jewelry, crochet and raise 3 puppies!! What a full life!

    Have a beautiful day ~ 93 for a humid high today...and warmer tomorrow!! UGggghhhh.

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  3. OH YES Shelia! Your little lady is 'Beautiful"! I remember EVERYONE got these as gifts from me. I made lots of flower arrangements, Precious moments were BIG for me(I had 3 little sons that were my subjects,hehe), and a FEW hummels again I did the boys... Then I went to X-stitch... Those days my eyesight was "KEEN" with NO reading glasses. If I ever do it now I'll need my reading glasses, PLUS one of those HUGEY magnifying "thingys"... WOW what memories you have given me...Thank you SO much. HUGS to you, Donna

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  4. Shelia I couldn't say if people still do crewel embroidery or not I don't know any thing about embroidery of any kind have never tried it....your little girl is cute and hope the little boy will show up... that looks to be a lot of work you have put in on these. God Bless Trish

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  5. I have two crewel pieces I did about the same time. They are hanging in my laundry room.

    Our kitchen and bathrooms were both Harvest gold.

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  6. That is so adorable! I love it...grovey baby!

    I haven't had a Fresca in years! Grapefruit soda...I wonder if they still make that?
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  7. Oh, a 70's party, what fun!
    I love your crewel Sheila, your pretty talented at all that stuff!
    And i loved fresca and bell bottoms too!
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  8. You silly thing...girl I remember the browns/greens of the 70's so much...I had the gold washer and dryer even..oh and the green kitchen
    Love your needle point Shelia and PEACE girlfriend..just a grovey day to you...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  9. You've captured those crafty 70's pefectly, Shelia.

    I remember pipe cleaner and burlap flowers, among other things.

    I was raising three daughters during the 70's, plus I was a Brownie leader...yup...I was crafty all the way around.:-)

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  10. Oh Shelia, I do so remember crewel embroidery and I did tons of it when I was younger. It was so fun. Love this piece.
    Thanks also for your sweet birthday wishes, I had a super day and I loved being spoiled. lol Hugs, Marty

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  11. Yes, Shelia...I remember crewel work! I even tried some...but they didn't turn out a pretty as yours! Have a great weekend!...hugs...Debbie

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  12. OOO BUMMER....I missed this. How do we know when the Sistas are going to have a meme.? I've wondered about that before...SHOOT...I have such GREAT memories from the 70's, too.
    shoot shoot shoot.....

    I remember doing some of these, too...but mostly I did needlepoint..have some great pics I did, too...
    shoot shoot shoot...

    Wonder when the next one will be?

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  13. Hi Sheila
    You emboidery is beautiful. The Hummel pictures are so cute.
    Have a great weekend.
    Lindsay
    x

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  14. love the hummel.. actually the there is an accent on the u..
    http://www.mihummel.com/collection.asp
    so you did it right!!

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  15. Oh, golly Miss Molly! Do I EVER remember those colors ... dreaded colors. I was so into orange at that time but couldn't do the brown & gold & avacado.

    What a darling memory treasure stitchery for you to still have, Shelia.

    Sorry I missed your bathroom event, I would have liked to participate ... lmk next time ... Thank you.
    Every time I look at Rue she so reminds of of Gone with the wind Scarlett ... doesn't she you?

    TTFN ~ have a wonderful summer weekend ~
    Hugs, Marydon

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  16. Hey Sheila,
    I do remember doing that type of embroidery. Your little girl is darling.

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  17. I understand why you couldn't part with that beautiful crewel embroidery....it is sooooo CUTE!!! Oh, and I remember those colors very well....lol.

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  18. I would never part with something so beautiful! You've created a memory, how awesome it that (or maybe it's groovy? LOL)

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  19. Too funny! I love it. So glad you kept it all these years to share with us. :)
    Blessings!

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  20. Of course you kept this pretty work of art! It's wonderful. laurie

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  21. I was just at a Thrift store and they had a macrame hanging owl... I wanted it in the worst way.. but I came to my senses and walked away... I am still thinking about that lost 70's "art"

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