I know. It's definitely NOT summer. It was 10 degrees here yesterday, though we're back up in the 30s today.
The reason I'm posting this is that it sort of inspired me. This article came from my August 1951 Family Circle magazine. This is so NOT what you would find in today's magazines. Oprah would not feature needlework projects for all that summer spare time!
What struck me was the assumption that needlework was just done. Since it was already being done, the magazine thought they would suggest something that would be lightweight yet useful. I guarantee you that doing needlework of any sort has never crossed my mind when it came to thinking about what to do on a summer day! Yet, the clip above claims that these types of projects would be the perfect "hot-weather hobby. Only small pieces to hold and handle."
BUT, it has crossed my mind on these 10 degree, snowy winter days. I always think of the big things I could do. For example, Anna at Pleasant View Schoolhouse recently featured a coverlet made from recycled cashmere sweaters. I totally want to do that. It would be so soft and luxurious and perfect for a quick cover up while doing homeschooling reading or watching a video with the family. (Click on the source link below her picture to go to the post.)
Do you enjoy doing small projects here and there? Any suggestions? I can sew and crochet. I'm not a fan of embroidery, but perhaps I could revisit that and see if the decades that have gone by since my last project might have softened my view! I'm intrigued and ready to create something!