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Friday, June 10, 2011

Vintage Embroidery

Almost a year ago to the day I posted about a sewing basket I'd picked up at an antiques store.  Showed you pics of the various things that I found in the basket, but held back some.  Well, the wheels of God grind slowly, but slowly grind they all - and so here are the items I held back on . . .

Bed Spread Pattern - Enlarge and Zoom In

Sample!

Oh, so 50's!

And more!
I just had no idea when I found these in that tin, what I was going to do with them.  To me, vintage stuff is very dear, even if I have no use for it.  So, I put them away.  Now that I know I can actually do embroidery (thanks to my work on The Chase sampler) I have to find them.  Although I don't know that I'll do a whole bed spread (gasp!) that pattern might look nice on pillowcases that are just for show or something.  Hope you enjoyed!

7 comments:

  1. What great designs! Love the bedspread one especially! Can't wait to see these worked up!

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  2. They are fabulous! I love collecting vintage transfers, but I've never actually attempted one, perhaps I should dig one of mine out and we can have an embroider-along

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  3. Those are fabulous! The embroidery is very easy. I used to do a lot of that when I was younger and even a little now that I'm older. I think that once you started on them, you will love it. I love the Ladies Home Journal piece. That would look great done and framed and put in a sewing room.

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  4. Oh, how cool!! I aspire to do embroidered pillowcases, and on Pinterest I've stored some instructions on making crocheted trim for the edges. It's a plan... as I continue to cross stitch samplers! ;)

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