More vintage ladies for your embroideries

By on 7-29-2010 in Embroidery, Vintage Patterns

Two more pages of Godey Ladies for you. These ladies along with the earlier page are all from the same vintage McCall’s transfer book. I love them all. They remind me of “Gone With the Wind” with the ladies and their long, hooped, swishing skirts.

Vintage Godey Ladies

A set of tea towels embroidered with these lovely women would make a great hostess gift to take along with you when you attend your next holiday party. One could also adorn a journal cover as well.

Vintage Godey Ladies

Redwork or bluework could make your lady stand out on a crisp pure white cotton or muted earth colours on an ecru background would give them a vintage appeal.

Vintage ladies for those Christmas linens

By on 7-29-2010 in Embroidery, Vintage Patterns

These two ladies are two of a set that was published in the McCall’s Iron On Transfers Vol IV. They could be embroidered on linen towels for a great Christmas gift. Done in cobalt blue, turkey red or forest green they would stand out beside matching terry towels. These ladies could also be added to an old fashioned pinwheel quilt with appliqued dresses. A smaller version of one would also look right at home on the top of an embroidery case.

vintage ladies to embroider

Vintage Bouquet of Flowers in a Jug

By on 7-29-2010 in Embroidery, Vintage Patterns

Bouquets of flowers were very popular and this pattern was published in the McCall’s transfer book Vol IV in 1977. It would still look right at home on a linen towel, hanging in your kitchen.

jug with flowers

This vintage pattern would look stunning in blue work on an eggshell background or you could use a fully coloured version on a pure white. Just right for gift giving when going to a summer party.

Easter Bunny Box…great for keeping all those Easter memories

By on 7-29-2010 in Embroidery, Vintage Patterns

Easter Bunny Box

What a great way to decorate a box. This bunny and box were published in the McCall’s Needlework January/February 1982 magazine. He would look good on a box and matching table runner. Just right to decorate the Easter dinner table. I can see him hopping onto the bib of an apron or the bib of your own little Easter bunny. This would be a great solid bunny to use for potato stamping onto a carry all or tote as well.

Easter Bunny Box Pattern

An embroidery for dad…just in time for Father’s Day

By on 7-29-2010 in Embroidery, Vintage Patterns

McCall's Memory Lane Embroidery Book cover

I have several vintage McCall’s Iron On Transfer Books. I will post these pages throughout the year. The first transfer book is the McCall’s Iron On Transfer Memory Lane, Vol V. There are some wonderful transfers to embroider including cross stitch motives. Check out the price for the book.

Locomotives, page 3

The first transfers I am posting are these vintage trains. Just in time for Father’s Day in June they would look great on tea towels (for those guys who do their own and other’s dishes). I think it only fair to give them some towels of their own. They would also look good on a pillow for his favourite arm chair or a cover for his CD case.