Win a copy of Cathy of California’s new book, Vintage Craft Workshop

American Pie needlepoint pillowUpdate: Congratulations to Jill Browning – her number came up and she is the winner of a free copy of Cathy’s new book.
When I was home in Kentucky recently, I of course rummaged around drawers in the kids’ bedrooms at Mom’s house mining for vintage. How about this? An American Pie needlepoint pillow top that I made — yes, me! — circa 1975, I’d guess. Clearly, I did not care much about needlepoint. Not only is the entire canvas askew, I missed stitches at the top, and never bothered to finish the project. I was a macrame girl, and sewed up a blue streak. How about you? Were you crafty when you were young? How about today?
Leave a comment and on Friday afternoon, I’ll random-pick one to win a copy of Cathy Callahan’s new book, Vintage Craft Workshop: Fresh Takes on Twenty-Four Classic Projects from the ’60s and ’70s, provided courtesy of publisher Chronicle Books. U.S. residents only.

American Pie needlepoint pillow


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  1. says

    Can’t wait to get a copy of this book! Our Christmas tree is done completely in handmade ornaments made by at least 5 generations of my family. I prefer the retro crafts because they blend better with the antiques and and retro chic that dominates the house.

  2. Frieda says

    I love you site! I came across it about a year ago searching for ideas for my 1940’s house(with an original, fabulous peachy/pink bathroom) and have been a huge fan every since. Thanks for your hard work.

  3. Ann-Marie Meyers (Skylark) says

    I was crafty for sure. Crochet, needlepoint, embroidery of all kinds, especially crewel. I embroidered stuff on almost every pair of blue jeans I owned, usually crosses and religious symbols, as I was going through a hippie Jesus freak thing back then.
    I even tried my hand at pottery, but that was a flop.
    I stuck with the fiber work, though. I knit today, mostly lace, and have recently taken up crochet again, to make things for my house.