Wednesday, August 23, 2023


First Lady Jackie Kennedy raised a lot of money and awareness about restoring the White House during JFK's administration.  I was aware of that and probably so were you.  But what I didn't realize was that Julie Nixon Eisenhower raised funds for the White House via needlework.




Apparently the kits were very popular.  The money went to White House restoration and some were used to raise money for the Girl Scouts of America.

I don't remember the kits but to be honest at that time I wouldn't have the money to buy them anyway.  I'm wondering if you remember these or did any yourself?

Have a safe and happy day!

1 comment:

  1. I was thinking the same thing as your last paragraph. Marriage, young children, a husband still in college. . . there was no money (or time) to be worried about needlework trends. It's nice to remember the history though.