Monday, February 9, 2009

Old Fashioned Embroidery

I just love those vintage homemaking items that you can find at thrift stores and garage sales. Last summer I bought some embroidered pillow cases from a woman whose mother had received them for her wedding anniversary over 60 years before. I was surprised that she would let something like that go but thankful to have such beauty added to my every day life.

My daughter has been working on some recently, the kit was a gift that I bought her a couple of years ago. One day she brought it out and just started. Reading the directions, she just did it. Don't you agree that it is turning out really well?

So it got me thinking. I'd like to embroider something of my own. I have some flour sack towels that are just begging to be beautified. I was surprised to find that you can load free embroidery patterns on to your computer. Check out the Sunbonnet Sue days of the week, they are my favorite!


inbeulahland said...

I have been wanting to embroider a challah cover for a long time. Perhaps this is the kick-start I need to get me to just do it! I'd have to learn first, but it doesn't sound very difficult. Maybe this will be my next project! I'll let you know how it goes, and thanks for the links. :)

Georgiann said...

Hi there Jennifer~
Very cool! I love vintage imbrordery! I have a bunch of pillow cases and table clothes from my grandma! What a treasure!