Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Vintage Cookbooks .... Vintage Things Thursday

It's my favorite day again..Vintage Things Thursday... I hope everyone will skip over to Suzanne at ColoradoLady to see all the participants. I can't wait to see them all..but will have to wait till the's storming outdoors. Click on the VTT to the right on the sidebar and it will take you to Suzannes. I should put link here..but storm fast approaching.

Two of my favorite cookbooks from my older collection. I use both these cookbooks and I also use the other older books. Some of the recipes are wonderful, and in the very early books..they're just fun to read.

The Bisguick book doesn't go back very was published in 1964 ( it's hard to think about that being vintage ). The little book is filled with wonderful recipes. If you happen across a copy, grab it for yourself.

This little Hearthside Watkins Cookbook, being published in 1952, is a favorite as well. Not only having some really great recipes..but for the memories it brings back. I well remember the Watkins man coming to call and my mother and grandmother buying from him..... and I remember them always serving refreshments and enjoying their visits with him. This little book is like a warm sweet hug and I love it.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Little Sweet Things to Embroidery, or Woodburn..or to Paint

These little transfers are just plain sweet.....and can be added to anything you like. Click on the photo to enlarge the pattern, run a copy off..then take a transfer pencil and trace the design off the copy..and you're all ready to iron your transfer on.
*Note: I use a red Dritz Transfer Pencil to make my transfers. It works wonderfully well..and can be found at JOAnn's Fabrics and some craft stores.
These little patterns can be used for baby items, dishtowels, aprons and apron pockets..whatever you choose to use them on...
Happy embroidering !!!!
If your favorite thin is woodburning..of if you're a beginner..these are perfect for that craft as well.
Happy Woodburning..!!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Egg Cups .... Vintage Things Thursday

It's that time favorite day of the week..Vintage Things Thursday. I love going around and seeing all the beautiful things everyone has. So come on and join the fun. And thanks to ColoradoLady aka Suzanne for hosting us all.
Skip on over to Suzanne at">Suzanne>> and see what all the participants are up to.

I had to rely on the internet this time for VTT...I love these egg cups and wish they were mine.
I like the last ones best..they are daintier and I just love them. Can't you just imagine a nice breakfast, with beautiful china and silver..butter plates..egg cups..and a lovely coffee or teapot to serve with. *sigh..what a lovely dream...

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Coffee or Tea Anyone ??

These would be cute on an apron, apron pockets..a small breakfast cloth.
Begin the pattern at the right side and repeat all across your fabric. The centers of the little border flowers are worked with 4 french knots in the center...

Friday, April 17, 2009

Pink Packages for Pink Saturday

It's that time again..a time for all of us to show our pink pretties, Pink Saturday. So lets all scamper on over to our sweet hostess
and see what all the pinkies are up to.

My offerings this week for Pink Saturday, will be these three packages of Aunt Martha's transfer patterns. Thankfully they have some pink, I say thankfully because I seem to be running out of pinks to post.
These three are out of a collection of perhaps 100, maybe more. I seem to have this "thing" for patterns....tho I didn't realize that until recently. My husband pointed out to me the other day.."you don't seem to use any of them". Thats when it came to me..I am a collector, not a doer
but I'm running out of room. *deep sigh. Soon I will have to write a short book,
entittled " Confessions of a Crazed Collector" or "101 ways to Become a Hoarder".
In any case, I like these little patterns..the ducks are my favorites. I wish I knew the age of the patterns,but I can find no dates. The only system I have is the pricing of the packages and the look of the package. I know that I don't remember the price ever being this low. If anyone has a better way, let me know. I would really like to know how to date them.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Grit Butterfly Quilt and Transfer Pattern .... Vintage Things Thursday

My favorite day of the week is here again, and it's time for Vintage Things Thursday.
I love looking at all the different blogs and their vintage offerings. If you like vintage goodies..skip on over to
Suzanne at Colorado Lady to visit all the ladies and the vintage things.

This is an older Grit quilt pattern..and a really pretty one. The exact age of the pattern..I don't know as I was unable to find a date anywhere on the pattern or package. The postmark is stamped New York,N.Y....and it cost a whopping 4 cents to mail.
This pattern was in a box of other patterns, including a lot of iron on transfers..a couple of nightgown patterns..and what I really wanted..some apron patterns.

Showing a smaller quilt with ruffle. The main quilt has 24 blocks or squares to embroider or paint,using the ball point tube paints. Does anyone remember using those paints?? I sure do My favoorite things to paint was pillowcases and a couple of tablecloths.
This is but one of the transfers in the package. The transfers are so pretty,and if anyone would like them..I will do my best to scan them. The butterflies are fairly a teensy bit might nor be there.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Farm Girl Sue with Baby Chicks

Here we have our little Sue, very busy with mama and babies. She has been sent out to feed the chickens and imagine her delight,when she spies these baby chickies. I think she's trying to count them..but baby chicks move and scamper around so quickly,it's hard to keep track of all of them.
ummm, 1, 2, 3..ummmm, 4, 7, 8.... :). Isn't she a sweetie..

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Farm Girl Baby Sue Honoring The Marine Corps ... Vintage Things Thursday

I hope this works for Vintage Things Thursday..The Marine Corps has a long and old time honored tradition and Sue salutes them. Lets all scamper on over to Suzanne @ Colorado Lady and visit all the psrticipants. Click on the link to the top right of the sidebar to take you to Suzanne. This is the only way I can get it to work today...")
Here we have little Farm Girl Sunbonnet Sue all dressed and honoring one of the oldest traditions of our country..the Marine Corps. She proudly stands straight and at attention as much as a little girl can.
This little Sue was made to honor a friend,whose son had two tours of duty in Iraq..and made it home safely..thankfully..

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

An Award from Sweet Sally

Our own Sally has bestowed this sweet award to everyone on Blue Monday and to those loyal followers that visit and leave comments. Sally is such a sweet lady, ever so kind and ready to help people. And, she does the greatest book give-aways. I have personally won twice and they were really great books. Thanks Sally..
And, for everyone that would like this award, please feel free to take it. I would like to pass it on to everyone, the way Sally passed it on. So far, in my blogging, I've not seen a blog I didn't like that must mean I'm a big fan of yours...and would like for you to have this award also. :)

Dachshund Puppy

Sunday, April 5, 2009

"Paper" / Felt Dolls and Their Outfits

It's that very special time of the week again..another Monday. But not just any's Blue time. And thanks to Sally, it's that time we all scamper round to other blogs to see the blue beautiful posts. And that leads me to mine..with apologies.I was about to post this little couple, when it occured to me..dingbat!!you're outta's Blue Monday. And so,I offer this blue pattern as my offering and hope it's acceptable. So let's all skedaddle on over to
SmilingSally and see all the beautiful blues.

Here we have our boy Bill and our girl Pattycakes,ready to walk hand in soon as they have their clothers on. Therin lies mine and your problems..We desperately need to make clothes and do their hair. Now I visualize Pattycakes as somehow having pigtails..with bows and that's how I will do mine. I would love to see yours..

Here are basic little outfits for our little sweeies, Bill and Pattycakes. I can't wait to start designing.. :)

Friday, April 3, 2009

Dancing Lights and Lightening ....Pink Saturday

It's that time of the week again, when all the pinkies get together for a day of pink merriment..out trusty and loved leader and hostess is Beverly at How Sweet The come on and join the fun.
Scamper on over to
and see all the pinkie participants. See you there....

Glow of dancing lights...and my Christmas tree. The lights weren't really dancing, I was just beginning to use my camera.. :). But I thought the lights were pretty..and like the lightening..have shades of pink..

Lightening during a storm 3 months ago..This storm had one tornado in it... The tornado touched down and lifted at least 3 times..thankfully only 4 people were hospitalized, and quickly released. There was quite a bit of damage, but again..thankfully no deaths. Everything else can be fixed
Picture was taken by my grandaughter..