Tuesday, July 28

Pretty treasures from the past.......

A week ago last Friday evening and after my mom had given me my birthday quilts, she pulled out some delicate vintage linens that are some of her favorites. I took pictures of them so that you could see these "little pretties". Here are two of the pieces and tomorrow I'll share the other two items. Both my mother and I have a fondness for embroidery. She doesn't do as much as she did years ago but it still makes her happy just to look at lovely embroider work or patterns and magazines filled with designs. When she pulled out this little pillow sham, I went "ooooooooohh! that is lovely!" The pale green background fabric is a very thin cotton and the embroidery floss that was used has a fairly high sheen to it. This piece would be fun to recreate.

And so would the little apron in the photo below..........................
I placed this sweet little tea apron on the reverse side of a doll quilt that my mother made just so you could see how sheer and delicate it is. This lady is not a Sunbonnet Sue has she actually has some definition to the embroidered edge of her face. This design would also be pretty on opposite ends of a table runner and would also be fun to recreate. Oh, so many things one could stitch and only so much time in the day! I think that by enlarging the photos of these designs and then printing them and tracing same, that I could get a good enough sketch to be able to do my own embroidered piece. So, another project to add to the "to do" list. LOL!
I can't start any new projects now, though, as I need to get the quilt blocks for August finished and posted here on my blog and in my Yahoo group. I am reading posts and have been strolling through some blogs trying to catch up on what you are all doing this summer. I may not get "caught up" til the end of August! Look for the August blocks by the end of the week. Back soon with more "pretty treasures from the past"............
Sandi

12 comments:

Micki said...

It is so lovely. I love items that are vintage.
Micki

Rengin Yazitas said...

What a lovely thing, thanks so much sharing. Looking forward to see your other "Pretty treasures from the past".
Best wsihes from Istanbul,
Rengin

Beth said...

Sandy- Use a scanner to make the photo. Use the settings to take out the unwanted background color (green). Then print as original size, in B/W and you will have your pattern. You can enlarge/reduce as needed/wanted.

Beth-Near Chicago

Pat said...

How pretty those are! Thanks for sharing and will look forward to seeing the others in your next post here.

Needled Mom said...

How beautiful! Can you imagine wearing such a gorgeous piece in the kitchen?

Kaye said...

exquisite! and oh so delicate. They were done by a very talented person. I wonder what year they were done?

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Beautiful vintage linens!

Wendy said...

I just love any "treasures from the past" but these are beautiful....waiting to see more...

Fiesta said...

your treasures from the past are just lovely.

Linda said...

I adore these things....

W. Latane Barton said...

What darling embordiery projects.

A Stitch In Thyme said...

The apron is to die for!! Very pretty. I love vintage items anyway but these are really pretty.

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