A Treasure from 1986

Look what I found buried in my hope chest wrapped in tissue.

I cross stitched this Amish themed bell pull in 1986 while traveling across the county on vacation.  Below is a closer look at the pull in three sections.

This pattern was designed was Marilyn Leavitt-Imblum and it is called “Simple Gifts”.  The cross stitching was done on 14 count Aida “Summer Khaki” cloth using DMC floss split into two strands.  The backing is a piece of dusty blue quilting cotton that matches the blue embroidery floss in the piece.  The sampler measures 5.25″ wide by 30″ long without the hardware pulls.

I love what this represents:  the simple things in life like family, preserving, cooking and serving food, gardening, and quilting.  This is the lifestyle I yearned for in my younger years and today I live that life!

I have hung this treasure by the front door to remind me of the simple blessings in our daily lives.

Keep It Simple!

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One Response to A Treasure from 1986

  1. Dianne says:

    Positively gorgeous bell pull!

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