Articles of Merit Not Listed
Needlepoint Eagle (1962)
This was one of my first needlework projects after we were married. I had purchased a frame for $2 and decided to make an original needlepoint eagle to fit the frame. We were living in Frankfort, KY, at the time and made a special trip to the needlepoint shop in Lexington to purchase the canvas and yarn. When the woman found out I had never done any needlepoint she refused to sell me the materials and wanted me to purchase a kit instead. That was all the motivation I needed to do my own thing! It was reframed in 2007.
Embroidered State Flowers (1965): Framed as a group in 2010
These small motifs (4” x 4 ½”) were original designs and framed separately for many years. They represent the states where we had lived. The rules of the North Florida Fair called for wool on linen. Since mine were wool on cotton, they were entered in Articles of Merit Not Listed
Home Sweet Home (1963)
This was inspired by a picture I saw in a magazine. The rules for the North Florida Fair required that the background be stitched. Since mine wasn’t, the piece was entered in Articles of Merit Not Listed.
Hooked Chair Pad (1966)
One of a series of eight.
After taking a class in traditional rug hooking, I decided to make a set of chair pads featuring the state flower from the different places where we had lived. The designs were original. The rules for the North Florida Fair had a category for hooked rugs but mine were chair pads. They were entered in Articles of Merit Not Listed.