Wednesday, April 9, 2008

wednesday = books

Just a quick post today to share this recently acquired book:


Title: Embroidery for Fun
Publisher: Ondori
Copyright: 1974





I grew tired of waiting for Ondori books to find me and went out in search of them. All I can say is that I don't know how people functioned before the internet...

19 comments:

dawn said...

what a wonderful book! it's hard to believe the publication date as it looks as current today.

Artsy Momma said...

Love the page with the tree and the birds thanks for sharing!!!

Heather said...

oh my goodness those are FUN! let me know if you ever scan any of the patterns in...or are they all just images?

Candace said...

oh good gracious! those turtles stacked on top of each other are killing me!!! insanely awesome.

Kristena said...

I second Candace's comment! So freakin' awesome.

boobook said...

that really is the best book i have ever seen!!
thank you for sharing it

Leigh said...

Oh my! I love all of those! But especially the tree and the little picture-frame-y motifs.

I might have to try and mimic those motifs for pictures in my Blythe dollhouse once I get it built.

cate said...

woo! more trees and mushrooms and now stacking turtles too! the 1970s have never looked so fresh.

sweetjessie said...

I love all the little mushrooms!

smartypants said...

I literally drool everytime I see an Ondori book of embroidery. So much fun!

Pip from Meet Me at Mikes said...

Oh MY goodness! Look at that! It's so very like the Japanese Embroidery Books we all covet - only from the seventies.. so SO much better! Thanks for showing us these - I've never seen them before and they are LOVELY! Look at the crabs! Snap snap!

claudia said...

i'm so in love with this book.
what a great find :)

kim said...

Oh my goodness, I absolutely love that book! Thanks for sharing.

proudgrits11 said...

such fun...and I really, really, REALLY want to get into embroidery...so I ordered myself a (what I hope is the same) copy from Amazon. Woo-hoo! Thanks for the tip! This is why I blog.

cate said...

hey, you ok? just wondering if everythings alright; though i'm sure you're just busy and have a real life more important than cyberspace!!

star said...

oh wow! i'm envious! love the images! i saw a couple on amazon....one going for $77 and the other for $102....wow

Andrea said...

I love these books. I never even hear of them before! They are giving me ideas!!!!!

megrje said...

i can't believe there's one i haven't seen before! now i have something to search for again.

Gumbo Lily said...

I'm going hunting for Ondori books too. Love all the images you've shared.

Great site for us hand embroiderers.

jody