Tuesday, September 25, 2012

A New Version of Wish Upon a Star Stocking? UPDATED

Fiesta Needle Arts Class Stocking

I stumbled across an eBay listing for a small stocking by Loretta on eBay this morning.  It's identical to the Wish Upon a Star stocking, but was published in 1991, two years before the Wish Upon a Star stocking was published in Needlepoint Plus.  Here's the eBay sale link.  This is stitched on 17? count and uses red and gold Madeira thread plus a skein of white floss according to the seller.  I've contacted the seller for further information and for permission to use the photo here.

And here is the link to Wish Upon a Star stocking from Deember 1993.  When I find out more, I'll update this listing.

UPDATE:  Apparently the items on sale are from a class Loretta held at her shop Fiesta Needle Art in 1991.  There are class instructions, a photograph that is identical to ones used in charts published under the Needle Adventures  name which you see above (the ornament is hung from a pine tree against a brick wall), and some of the necessary threads.  The eBay sale ended with a winning bid of $13 plus $3.50 in shipping costs.

I do not know if there is a pomegranate stocking chart that was published before this same design was published in Needlepoint Plus in 1993 under the Wish Upon A Star stocking name.  I've heard that there is such a chart but one hasn't turned up.  If you happen to own one, could you email me at LorettaSpearsDesigns@gmail.com?  That way we will know for sure, when it was published, under what name, etc.