* I've really been lucky in finding vintage embroidery patterns lately! I go a while with nothing, then boom! Here's my latest find, only 50¢ at the swap meet :)
|"Enliven your kitchen or dinette with these adorable animated fruits with their intriguing quips."|
Cute cute cute! I love the pineapple cooler and the sugar plum. The pattern is uncut so no pieces are missing - yay! It also has some floating small border-type designs, including dancing cherries and a parade of berries.
|"A parade of amusing vegetables that play and dance on tablecloths, napkins, curtains and towels."|
I'm a sucker for anthropomorphic food I guess. This one had been cut, so the running tomato, the dancing green beans and the sitting purple thing are missing. I love that the onion is crying. Found this one at a thrift store up island, which is fast becoming one of the top thrift stores to find stuff we like - it has a great book section and craft section.
I have plenty of floral pillowcase borders, but who could resist that kitten in a shoe! Mom Walds Place in the New Embroidery with Vintage Patterns group on Flickr did an adorable version as a shoe bag :)
I have just one problem - where do I find good quality tea towels and placemats so I can use all these patterns? I've looked in Wal-Mart (ugh), Superstore, Home Outfitters and Zellers. All the ones I find are either made from the wrong kind of fabric, or already patterned, or waffle textured so the stitching wouldn't look right. And the ones I find at swap meets or thrift stores already have embroidery on them, or they are from the 80s.
The search continues ... (if only I could sew).