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- Candy Box, CC&N magazine I stitched this for my mother. Very fancy. Those empty candy cups were quite the pain to stitch, too much metallic floss.
- February 16, 1996 Samplers of the month, February by Linda P. Reeves in JCS. I stitched this as a birthday present for Sissy. These were so cute and so a la plage. I mean stitching with Watercolors and Access Commodity beads!
- March 24, 1996 Very Victorian Mini Sampler, Sue Stokes—third SOCS Festival (Winston-Salem). This one is framed. It's in the basement waiting to find the right wall to live on.
- Sunflower smalls by Lauren Sauer. I finished these at various times: the scissor case was finished March 25, 1996—lost less than a year later. But the needlebook is in the to be finished pile.
- June 16, 1996: Wedding sampler: “A Free Heart,” Kandace Thomas: Take II. I'm telling you--it's the go-to sampler. Stitched for a couple of friends from grad school.
- July 12, 1996 Starry Night, Catherine Theron, JCS. One day the dude wondered why we didn't have any of my stitching hanging on the walls. I stitched this to remedy that. He chose the pattern. He really digs things that are out of proportion.
- August 2, 1996 Mini motif sampler Sue Stokes. My first attempt at Lacis. Also, this is the pattern I would teach to novice stitchers in Poland in 1998.
- Summer 1996 Used part of the SOCS 1994 Commemorative sampler to make pillowcases for a friend’s wedding shower. It was one of those time-of-day showers; I had 10:00 pm. I stitched waste canvas on 250 ct sheets. This was another time I turned to rctn for help and received it when someone sent me English steel needles. Do you know how difficult it is to stitch on 250 count sheets with a blunt needle?
- December 20, 1996 Prairie Schooler Santa on a prefinished pillow. Made it for my great aunt. The one who sent me the fudge recipe.