In keeping with the season, here’s a little something I’ve just finished, the “1994 Christmas Ornament” by Dawn Lewis of The Needle’s Work:
DMC colors: ecru, 500, 502,841, 902
(plus unknown gold metallic thread and 00123 cream Mill Hill beads)
Over the years, I’ve completed several of these annual Christmas ornaments from The Needle’s Work. They all feature the same colors and similar designs involving traditional Christmas icons like pine trees, crowns, wreaths, and reindeer, with some whitework and sampler-type details. So far I’ve finished-finished 1992-1995 and 1997-1999.
I haven’t been able to find The Needle’s Work on the web and I’m not sure if they’re even in business. I think Dawn Lewis has gone into the historical sampler business now. It’s great that she’s devoting time to preserving these largely forgotten works of art, but I’m saddened to think she’s not designing anymore since I was always an admirer of her work.
I would love to be able to complete my “collection” with the 1996 ornament and any others there might have been designed after 1999. Every so often I search Ebay, but so far, no joy. So, if anyone out there in cyberland knows anything that might help me, please let me know. Thank you!