I have taken up work on the fruit crate label again. It’s amazing how BIG 18-count stitches seem after working on the 22-count Ariosa. And how stiff and scratchy the aida seems. I have been stitching on nothing but 18-count aida for about 6 years and I got unused to it in only a couple of weeks.
I just got an email from our local needlework shop that they are having a framing sale in 2 weeks. Can I finish this by then? I’m maybe 1/2 to 2/3 done. I really doubt it.
On a recent Antiques Roadshow, a guy had a whole lot of orange crate labels — brand new, unused. They were so beautiful. Some were salesmen’s samples, with just the art work. Apparently printer’s reps would visit growers and show them these templates for labels, and the grower could pick a picture that went with their brand, or maybe think up a brand that went with a picture they liked, and they’d add the appropriate text. Afterwards I checked on eBay and there are a lot available there. I really like orange crate labels. Must … not … bid … I mean I could, they’re not expensive, but I have too much stuff already, and I need what little wallspace is left for needlework.