Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, September 15, 1984, Image 56

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Needlepoint stitches from Loretta Swit
Loretta Swit is an Emmy- saying, so I needlepoint. I like
winning actress, an ardent cam- projects when I can carry them
paigner for animal protection and around and work on them.”
a needlepointer who invents her Two years ago, Loretta began a
own designs. She’s as creative in project she couldn’t carry around,
her handcrafts as in every other it still isn’t finished. The rug
area of her life. In fact, she canvas had been a Christmas gift
designed the sampler shown and from Harry Morgan’s wife. At the
all the flowers in it. time, Morgan played her com-
For 10 years, as Nurse Houlihan, manding officer in “M*A*S*H.”
she helped stitch wounds in the hit “It’s an ongoing project,” says
TV series, “M*A*S*H,” while Loretta. “It’s complicated in that
between takes she stitched pillows yoo must have a room in which to
for her home, close friends and do it. You can’t carry it around as
animal rights groups. Now that the conveniently as, for example, a
sow is over, she simply takes her pillow.
needlepoint elsewhere. “You know, when you fall behind
Already fluent in French and in a project, it’s hard to go back.
Spanish, Loretta is learning You pick up other projects, or a
German now. book you want to read or
“I can go to class and take my something else.”
needlepoint with me,” asserts Loretta finishes pillows,
Loretta. “You don’t have to con- however, and in quantity. In fact,
centrate that fully on what you’re her home is filled with them. In
The Model 892 is the biggest capacity pull type forage
harvester offered by Sperry New Holland Built for big
tractor horsepower the 892 can be used with trac
tors up to 175 horsepower
The optional METALERT™ electronic metal dectector a
Sperry New Holland exclusive reduces harvester dam
age and can cut down on hardware disease The 892 is
available with 12-knife or 8-kmfe cutterhead Exclusive un
derbeveled knives never need rebeveling and make knife
sharpening fast and easy Flip up feedroll makes sheartoar
adjustment easy
There s a big choice of crop heads including the ex
elusive interchangeable 3 row crop head/windrow
pickup 2 row low profile crop head conventional
windrow pickup sickle bar and ear corn snapping
heads Under knife baffles increase capacity
Like all Sperry New Holland machines the 892 is
backed by a service and parts system that s second to
New Holland Hay Tools
Free Finance Date 7/1/85
New Holland Forage Equip.
Free Finance Date 9/1/85
addition, she designs pillows for
friends, co-workers and charity
Animal protection is a passion
with Loretta. For that reason,
Actors & Others for Animals, The
Amanda Foundation and The Fund
for Animals have all received Swit
crafted pillows for fund-raising
While she donates her pillows
freely, Loretta has no idea how
much money they bring.
“I never find that out,” she
declares. “I just hope they get a lot
of money for the cause. ’ ’
Loretta’s pillows deserve high
prices because they’re so unique.
Each one is an original, the result
Give Us A Call Or
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Forage Equipment
This Year
OR LOW A.P.R.'S (Except Combines)
Effective 8/1/84-9/30/84
• 4.9% Apr For 12 Months Monthly Payments
• 7.9% Apr For 18 Months Monthly, Quarterly
• 9.9% Apr For 24 Months Monthly, Quarterly,
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of experimenting with designs,
colors and stitches.
“I love sculpting with wool,”
Loretta declares.
She uses many different stitches
to give her work texture.
“The ability to do the different
stitches gives you the opportunity
to sculpt. You can bring things out
or set things back.”
The french knot is one of
Loretta’s favorite sculptural
stitches. Some time ago, on a
beach in Acapulco, she used french
knots to stitch flowerettes of
broccoli on canvas. The broccoli
looked so real that she attracted a
crowd of needlepointers.
“They said it looked edible,”
The Sperry New Holland Model 28 Whirl-A-
Feed® forage blower is designed for greater
overall reliability and easier maintenance
It features heavier relubncatable bearings on
the hopper drive, easy-access lube fittings,
bolted-on fan arms and transition clean-out
door for easy fan blade adjustment and easy
cleanout in case of plugging
And like all Sperry New Holland machines,
the "28'' is backed by a parts and service
system second to none
Haytools & Forage
In Addition To The Above Low A.P.R’s,
Effective 8/1/84 To 9/30/84
• 11.9% A.P.R. For 36 Months Monthly, Quarterly,
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Loretta remembers.
She also uses french knots for
tiny roses, other flowers and
“If I do words, I will sometimes
dot my i’s or exclmation points
with french knots. If I trim with
flowers, I absolutely always do
daisies with a yellow french knot
center,” states Loretta. “They’re a
handy stitch.”
Loretta designed the flowers
shown here by combining the basic
continental stitch, straight stitches
and french knots. The flowers all
came from the original “Swit”
sampler pictured.
Loretta’s flowers are pefect for
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R. 7 Lebanon,
Pa. 17042
Rt. 4191 mile West
of Schaefferstown,
Buffalo Springs '
Lebanon County