Monday, June 18, 2007

Mexican tea towels

Mailorder - Cute Mexican pattern

Love... and a burro. Can it get any cuter than this?! Here are some Mexican cuties on an unnumbered sheet. I have 5 of the 7 tea towel designs - my sheet is cut and incomplete. Also on this sheet are some Mexican-style borders for guest towels, a cute panholder design, a pattern to make felt baby shoes, a bib pattern, and small floral designs for baby clothes.

this pattern donated by thanks Eydie!

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Little Girl DOW

Mailorder 2-948 - little girl pattern
Okay, I'll admit I squealed with delight when I saw these sweet little girl days of the week patterns. It's quite embarrassing for me to squeal with delight, so I'm glad there was no one around... :) There are 7 girl designs with the words: Cleaning, Baking, Washing, Ironing, Shopping, Mending, and Resting. I love the 40's-style drawing - it reminds me of old Blondie funnies. Also a cute winter hats border to use on clothes, some nautical designs (which give me terrible 80's flashbacks - ugh), a floral motif for a tablecloth, and 3 cute baby designs, one of which has a baby with a crown and scepter as if to say "I'm the man..." :)

I have one complete, uncut sheet from Eydie.
this pattern donated by thanks Eydie!

Mailorder 2-937 - Kitten DOW

Mailorder 2-937 - kitten pattern
This is a large, red-lined sheet with tons of different projects. The cute kitten days of the week towels are 1 project, with this cute fuzzy kitten doing various tasks with the words: Cook, Wash, Shop, Sew, Iron, Clean, and (for Sunday, I presume) Worship. Lots of lazy daisy designs in flowerpots for kitchen curtains and a panholder, and a big amazon parrot design for a luncheon cloth or "yard ornament" saying (as all parrots do, I suppose) "Keep off the Grass." :)

I have one complete, uncut sheet from Eydie.
this pattern donated by thanks Eydie!

About Workbasket patterns

The Workbasket was a mailorder magazine that began publication in 1935. It was filled with project ideas, lace and needlework patterns, and iron-on embroidery transfers.

Unfortunately the embroidery transfer sheets don't say "Workbasket" on them anywhere! But they're usually very large, red-lined sheets with many different project ideas and stitching directions. Also most are numbered, somewhere on the page, with these numbers or these numbers.

More about the Workbasket:

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

A very special present!!!

So, it's time for me to tell you about a very generous blogging friend of mine, Eydie! Not only does she make some of the sweetest embroidery pieces I've seen, she recently surprised me by mailing me some vintage transfers she wasn't using. I went to the mail expecting to find one or 2, but there were so many I could hardly count them! A modest count of this motherload is over 50 transfer sheets!


I'll be sharing what she shared with me over the next few months.

Every time you see this little icon (embroidered by her) you'll know you're seeing a transfer donated by the generous Eydie.