Saturday, February 23, 2008

Innovative Stitches

I have been invited to join this Embroidery Guild group, so I went along to the meeting today.

It was fun. The theme was 1969 and we were asked to bring ephemera that related to that time. I found a photo of me holding Helen, who was born in November 1969. I remember the dress I am wearing in the photo - gold polka dots on white with a gold colour collar and front facing. Isn't the collar amazing?

I also found a copy of a Time magazine from 1969 that we had saved.


It was very interesting to read it. The air travel revolution was obviously just starting - there are 7 full page ads for various airlines.

This is one of them - so politically incorrect nearly 40 years later. Quote: "we know when you'd like ....... your cigarette lit ....."

But also surprisingly, there is only one ad for cigarettes - Peter Stuyvesant in full colour on the back cover.

Another interesting aspect is that the magazine has very little advertising - at least in relation to today's publications. There are 55 pages in a 84 page publication without any ads at all. Possibly another 10 pages have ads on part of the page only. I think I should get a current issue and compare. Could be very interesting.

We were asked to make a doll that reflected us in 1969. I think mine will be pregnant!

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