In the late 1970s and early 1980s, approximately 33% of Needle Nicely's sales in Blowing Rock were cross-stitch related. When we eliminated cross-stitch because it didn't justify its space in our Vero Beach shop (too labor-intensive, space-taking to pay for its floor space), I kept a copy of some cross stitch books, primarily those dealing with alphabets or borders or classical designs. These include booklets designed by Gloria & Pat; Graphique Needle Arts; Rose Ann Hobbs; and others.
In the boxes, I also discovered charts of several figures representative (nearby in Boone) ofAppalachian State University.
This is "Yosef", symbolizing "yourself", and is the mascot of the Appalachian Mountaineers. He usually appears with a flint-lock (I think) rifle at all sporting events.
And a doorstop utilizing a logo of the university circa 1980.