Wednesday, July 29

More vintage embroideries......


I'm glad you enjoyed the vintage treasures from my previous post and I have two more to share with you. The piece above is a close-up from a dresser scarf that is pictured below. Each one of these vintage pieces was on very sheer fabric. The one in the photo below was the stiffest of the four pieces. It was a preprinted design with very faint writing on the piece. The embroidery was mostly finished but the piece was never completed. One has to wonder.........was it a pillow top or perhaps a doily that would have had a crocheted edging? It was very wrinkled and I couldn't get it to smooth out for a good picture and I didn't have an iron handy. :-) I really liked the design on this one and I see inspiration for a penny rug design in this one!

The softest of the four pieces was this beautiful dresser scarf. The embroidery is just beautiful.


I've printed out copies of all of these designs so that I can trace and do black and white line drawings of them. It's a project for later on in the fall when the cold weather sets in. :-)

Tomorrow, I am going to take a few items to the county fair and enter them. I have all my items together but cannot remember where I put my "JOY" Christmas stocking. I can see myself folding it up with care and then that's it. I looked in the box with all the Christmas stockings and such and it's not there. I looked in the box where the leftover fabric is that I used to make the stocking. I've decided I will sleep on it and get up in the morning and see if I can find it. And if not, well, I'll enter it next year. :-)

Have a good day!

Sandi

10 comments:

Joy said...

Love the embroideries Sandi, sooo pretty :o). As for your "Joy" stocking, I've got a really lovely one (remember???) ;o), if I lived closer I'd just pop it over to you ;o)!!!
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Kaye said...

Such beautiful delicate handwork, love the shading in the flowers. Good Luck at the Fair, Enjoy!!

annemarie said...

These embroidery pieces are so beautiful - a real treasure to own!

Crispy said...

The embroidery pieces are lovely. I hope you find the stocking, I hate when I do that LOL.

Crispy

knitwit said...

What beautiful embroidery. I love the silky variegated thread that was used, and such delicate fabric.Thankyou for sharing them with us.
Ruth

Just Susan said...

Those embroideries are real treasures. I hope you find your stocking in time. ~Susan

Margie said...

That basket with the butterfly, I love it! How do you tell if they are old, or do you pick them up just because you love them? I sure would have picked that one!! You have me looking at that kind of stuff now, but haven't found anything that says "Take Me". Sure am glad you are back!

Needled Mom said...

Beautiful, Sandi. The work is just gorgeous.

Pat said...

More very lovely pieces that I enjoyed seeing. I hope you found the "Joy" stocking. Good luck with your fair entries!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Aren't they just lovely. There is something about vintage embroidery that makes you smile and think about the days when it was stitched.

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