I spent every evening embroidering. I mean for hours! It was just my daughter and me back then, and I'm sure she remembers these nights as well. We'd sit at the dining room table watching tv, well, I'd be sitting at the dining room table, she'd be sprawled out on the carpet in front of the television.
I can't remember how long it took me to complete this...
But it was a long time. It measures 18" X 18". I loved embroidering! I mean "loved" it. It's one of those things, like books and writing, that take you to another place, where you are so engrossed (if it's a good book) that the stresses of life don't have anything to do with you.
I always intended to have it framed so it would stay clean and dry. But back then it would have cost $60 to frame it, and I sure didn't have that kind of money back then.
So the years went by, and I kind of forgot about it. And when I did discover it again, I was so disappointed that, not only was it stained, some of the yarn was actually disintegrating!
The yarn I can probably replace, although it has been so many years since I've done anything that I don't know that I'd be able to figure out how I did it. Ha! But the stains...would I just make it worse by trying to get them out? Any ideas?
For now, I think I'll just hang it on the wall, as is, and try to overlook the ravages of time.