Thursday, March 25, 2010

thursday = embroidery

here's a little cross-stitch piece I thrifted recently:

the back says it was received as a gift in 1972.

and here's this week's vintage embroidery design:

happy stitching :)


Anonymous said...

Lovely and Thank you for sharing such a sweet pattern :)e

Cheryl G. said...

It makes me a little sad to find such embroidery in the thrift shop.
All that work....discarded.
It IS very sweet though so score for you!

martha said...

I love these mother and daughter patterns. Thank you for taking the time to scan and clean them up -- it must be tricky capturing an image from a stamped design.

Gigi said...

I love finding messages on the back of prints and framed pieces. It adds so much to the sentimental value of the item for me.

Anonymous said...

ohhh it's lovely, i want it!


carla said...

I am loving these mother/daughter embroidery designs.

Meghan said...

what a sweet little thrifted find! i love the way it was framed. very unique!

gina said...

thanks everyone for your comments!

I'm so happy you're enjoying the mother/daughter patterns everyone! they are a challenge to clean up Martha, thank you so much for acknowledging that - but it's so worth it when I hear how much people like them :)

I find it really hard to see handmade things at the thrift store or sales...but at the same time I feel like it gives them a chance to find someone who will appreciate them so it's a good thing too :)

lizardcreekquilter said...

How cool--I was googling for cross embroidery designs for a baptism blanket and this photo was in the mix--I have this hanging in my sewing room along with a matching one that says--Cheerfulness brings harmony!! I too found them in a thrift store!! Too Cool!!