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.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=140854030705&fromMakeTrack=true

And here is the link to Wish Upon a Star stocking from Deember 1993.  When I find out more, I'll update this listing.
http://lorettaspears.blogspot.com/2012/01/wish-upon-star-stocking.html

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.

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