Thursday, October 16, 2008

I'm in Heaven

I just received this stack of fantastic vintage embroidery books from my aunt, who is one of the two women who compiled them. Seriously ... she's amazing. She and my mom would sit and talk about sewing and quilting and all sorts of craftiness for hours. She's the kind of person whose sewing studio I would love to peak into ... just think of the fabric stash she must have! I have some of her redwork patterns, but I had no idea she had compiled so many embroidery books! And vintage at that! Amazing.

These books are packed with adorable vintage embroidery patterns. I can't get enough of them. I've been looking through them, drooling, since I got them last week. I don't know if you can see from the picture above ... but those are little mini quilts with embroidered designs. One has all sorts of little girl dresses on it, and another has different styles of hats. So cute. And in all those fun 1930's feedsack colors.

I think I'm going to have to try this pattern on something ... isn't it adorable??? I LOVE the polka dot dress.


Todd and Lisa Christian said...

I was thinking about you yesterday while i was trying to organize our closet? I was trying to get ours to look as good as yours...I did my best but I need some cool pull out shoe drawers!

Are you still doing sewing night? I would like to learn how to do some things while I'm at home. I need a hobby rather than watching "Dr. Phil". Heehee...

By the way... it is also exciting to get a peek into your sewing room!

Sara said...

hey lisa! YES we're still doing sewing night ... it's on tuesdays. you should come! it is so much fun, and we live so close to each other that you wouldn't be away from the house for too long ... i know that's a concern with a new baby. :o)
ps - i'm pretty sure that if you told todd you wanted shoe drawers he could make some for you. :o)