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Anita Bloom cross stitched a whimsical Halloween pumpkin.

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Maggie Bunch of the Smocking Arts Guild of America demonstrates smocking techniques during the show on Sunday. For more information visit www.maggiebsmocks.typepad.com

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Nancy K. O’Hara created this piece for a friend from grade school, Ken M. Howard. Howard wore this badge as an Alexandria Police Officer for 30 years. On Howard’s 60th birthday, O’Hara gave him this needlepoint.

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The Lion from the Wizard of Oz by Glenda Rogers.

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A sampler by Patricia Lerch.

Woodlawn’s annual needlework exhibition opened March 1 and runs through March 31. The show features over 600 works from around the country. The exhibit also includes work done by Eleanor "Nelly" Parke Custis Lewis, the first mistress of the mansion.

"Nelly" was the granddaughter of Martha Washington. She grew up at Mt. Vernon with her brother George Washington Parke Custis as part of George and Martha Washington’s family. She married a nephew of George Washington’s, Major Lawrence Lewis. Washington as a wedding gift gave the land on what was known as Gray’s Hill to the Lewis’s and arranged with the architect Dr. William Thornton to design the mansion.

For more information on Woodlawn visit www.woodlawn1805.org or call 703-780-4000