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

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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.

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

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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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