The late Doris Tritsch could sew anything and gave hand-embroidered tablecloths to all her grandchildren.


Kelly Metcalfe poses with her new-old Christmas tablecloth. Her late grandmother had bought the kit but died in 1998 before she could get started on it. Metcalfe, now 47, finally got her Christmas present.


Mary Ellen Metcalfe of Denver tried her hand at her mother’s unfinished Christmas tablecloth, but she found embroidery too hard.


Sarah Wynn of Omaha loves handicrafts and needlework. She is shown here embroidering flowers on a skirt she made for herself.

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Columnist Erin Grace has covered a variety of beats since she started at The World-Herald in 1998 — from education to City Hall and from the city's western suburbs to its inner-city neighborhoods. Follow her on Twitter @ErinGraceOWH. Phone: 402-444-1136.

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