Yesterday I did laundry and tried to clean out a closet. This is the kind of things I have saved, sentimental items. In the late 1960s one of the paper towel companies made paper placemats with designs printed on them. I liked the design on one so well that I traced it and used it for an embroidery design and did it with wool yarn (crewel embroidery). The top one was done in 1970 and the bottom one in 1973 – I had so much fun the first time that I had to do second one but I changed a few of the flowers the second time. I did a lot of crewel embroidery in the 1970s. One of the other things in the closet was stretcher bars like artists stretched canvas on. We also used them to mount the larger crewel embroideries.