With needlework it is the same story: commercial thrift has degraded that craft.
I have always dreamed of myself as a child learning to do needlework.
Then she got supper, while her sisters resumed their needlework.
She took up some needlework she had been engaged on, and sat down on a sofa.
Rhoda gave up her work and settled down to keep house and do needlework.
He was not so well as he had been in the spring, and lately he had not been able to help his mother with her needlework.
needlework and intellectual improvement are naturally in a state of warfare.
“I am not good at needlework, but I can hem and put on buttons,” she pleaded.
There still remains a curious specimen of her needlework made for a sister-in-law, my mother.
She placed her needlework in her lap and reached over to stroke his head.