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Monday, November 12, 2007

Blackwork Comfort Cat & Flea Market Finds

We went to a flea market yesterday morning and despite being a bit chilly, it was so very nice! Lots of new dealers that I haven't seen before! I had no idea there was so much vintage Christmas stuff still available! Most of it was indoors which helped with the chill outside. I found loads of vintage pins, all reasonably priced so I bought quite a few of them. I'll try to remember to take a photo when I have my camera out. At the moment, I have them laying on my table in the kitchen. Most have have rhinestones in them so they're very sparkly. Ya'll know I like my glitter!

I also found another vintage embroidery transfer. This is an Alice Brooks mail-away pattern for an apron and then the transfers for embroidery. I thought you would enjoy having one as this would be perfect for a crazy quilt project:

Alice Brooks Rose

Click on the image to go to my Flickr site where you can download the large version.

When we got home, we decided that we had to go outside and clean up the yard a bit. I really dislike raking leaves! But I guess it's better than shoveling snow!

I'm still reading my books but I did start the stitching on this little comfort cat doll yesterday:

Tan Cat

I'll start adding beads and sequins to this later today.


Allison Ann Aller said...

Well I love this rose pattern and I thank you for posting it!

I would be tempted to embroider it by machine and then color it like a coloring book....wouldn't that be fun and easy too?

Susan said...

Thanks for the rose pattern. I know you must have had a great time. Is it rake the leaves before shoveling snow? =)

Love the spider web!

Possibilities, Etc. said...

This is great! It reminds me of those things we used to buy at Woolworth's 50 years ago - right there beside the little green book for learning to Knit/Crochet/Embroidery. We ironed the blue outline designs onto fabric - mostly Mother's dish towels when she wasn't looking - and embroidered. The beginning of my love for needlework.

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