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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Vintage Patterns for Vintage Things Thursday

It's the most wonderful day of the week again..Vintage Things Thursday over at ColoradoLady's place. This is such a fun day,and we get to see so many sweet things..I always enjoy it so much. Thank you Suzanne for hosting us all. If you would like to participate,just scoot over to
ColoradoLady and join in the fun. See you there.......
My offerings this week for Vintage Things Thursday will be these patterns..and their wrappers. I think the patterns pretty much speak for themselves...they're vintage,but I'm not sure how vintage....
If I were guessing,I would think perhaps the Superior transfer #183 is perhaps the older of little patterns shown, with the Sunbonnet young lady pillowcase transfer being next in line with age. That pattern is an American Weekly Transfer Pattern..#3084....and I think it's just gorgeous.The fabric for her skirt is embroidered with the flowers,then make the ruffles,and add to the pillowcase. I had always wondered how they did that..I know my mother and grandmother had made some,but I couldn't remember how. This little pattern pretty much goes step by step.
The other two little patterns I just threw in because I thought they were cute.
This group and the rest of the zip loc gallon bag patterns, well these I bought. I just couldn't leave them there,I had to have them...so I began the bidding on ebay..
and I won the bid with almost nothing. No one else bid at all...I am quite happy to have all these sweet patterns..there are lots and lots of them. When I'm 110 years old,I will still be embroidering,I hope. Who knows..I may get back to fabric painting. I've done some of that with the paint in a tube..I can't remember what those paints were called. And we used to somehow be able to color in sections with crayons..and I don't remember how we did that either..hmmmmm. Maybe it's time I get back to the basics..the back in the day crafts. I may just try..
I hope you liked the patterns..and I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend..

31 comments:

  1. I love these old transfer patterns. I found some a few weeks back and gave them to my mom. She still embroiders and is planning on using them. I just hope a get one of the finished products :-)
    Jane

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  2. I am no authority on patterns, but they look plenty vintage to me.

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  3. Have fun playing with your patterns.

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  4. Artex! (Paint in a tube, back in the day) Yep, I did that too. These are sweet. I need to get back to embroidering sometime soon.

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  5. I have so many of these. I must get them out and ready for selling. I so love them, but...I can't store all the treasures. :-)

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  6. I do love those Sue patterns, and have had several of the ones you showed for VTT. Sure do like your new Header and background. Saw it on Susie's 1st Floor Flat. She's amazing...congrats on your winning. Sue

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  7. Yep, Artex Paints! We did the cross stitch embroidery look with those types of patterns! Wow - have not thought about that for years!

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  8. I was going to say Artex! But everyone beat me to it! I love the transfers.

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  9. Oh wow, I love the old patterns!

    Jocelyn
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

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  10. LOve your vintage Sunbonnet Sue transfer patterns!! Did you see the embroidered ones I posted a couple of weeks ago?

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  11. WOW CC these patterns are simply delightful! i'm always on the lookout for vintage embroidery patterns too!

    btw i LOVE your new blog header..it's ssoo CUTE!!!

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  12. Hi CC!

    These old transfer patterns are so much fun! I remember helping my mom make things with them back in the early 1970's. She has a few pillow cases she from back then as well. I haven't done much embroidering in the last couple of years and I really miss is. I used to do it quite often and add some beadwork into the things I embroidered as well. We just need to add a few more hours to the day! LOL

    Have a wonderful day!

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  13. Sun bonnet girls, how sweet!

    Thanks for sharing :)

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  14. My mother is the embroidery expert and would love these transfers. She probably has some of them!

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  15. Now those are adorable! I used to embroider quite a bit. When I got married almost 20 years ago I embroidered dishtowels for us. Such memories!

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  16. I LOVE these patterns.....I have a whole bag of red embroidery floss I found at the Goodwill ($1.00 for the whole thing...it must be 50-60 of them) and I can just see these done in redwork :)

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  17. I love sunbonnet Sue! How cute are these?

    Debbie

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  18. Adorable- the little girl with the watermelon slice is just precious! Thanks for sharing!

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  19. All of these patterns are fantastic! I love the little dog in the last one and the second to the last is hilarious but the ruffle girl is wonderful and you're right-now I finally know how they did these! Oh, I'm itching to try my hand at this!

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  20. I think I had some of these embordiery patters when I was first married. I made some tea towels for my first kitchen. Love your post.
    Ann
    Tin and sparkle

    P.S.-I love your new template.

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  21. Adorable! I remember those from my childhood. I didn't embroider much though - I was an outdoor girl. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. More lovely patterns. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  23. Look how darling the one with the dog is...I love it! These are really nice. Have a great VTT!

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  24. Oh..these are great, CC!!
    I have to find mine, I think I have some packed away....

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  25. I love the images on the old embroidery transfers, so cute. And impressive that you are using them! You will have to post a finished product one of these VTTs.

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  26. I always wondered how Sunbonnet Sue managed to walk without crashing into things. Were there secret windows in the sides of those bonnets?

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  27. Those patterns are just wonderful!

    So nice to meet another Texas blogger. :-)

    Have a great Friday!
    Anne

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  28. The old transfer patterns are so cute!

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  29. Your vintage patterns brought back a lot of wonderful memories from my childhood! Thanks for sharing.

    Kat :)

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  30. oh how lovely, I love patterns too.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  31. I love vintage embroidery patterns! How fun!

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