Sunday, May 25, 2014

Embroidered Daydreams

Ever since I found that Garden Party Quilt pattern, I've had vintage embroidery transfers on the brain. I know there's a big zip lock bag full of them in the sewing room, but I have no clue where I put them. Some are from Grandma. And some are from a box of ancient Workbasket magazines I got dirt cheap at a yard sale almost a decade ago. I remember going through the badly damaged issues and pulling out the baby patterns I wanted to knit and saving all of the transfer sheets because those shouldn't be thrown does that mean I've got one bag of them up there, or two?

And where did I tuck them? At the time, I had no intention of doing any embroidery any time soon, so they went into a safe corner. Those safe corners are really hard to find ten years later. Teenage Daughter went up last week to look for something and I asked her to check the drawers in the steamer trunk while she was at it. She didn't find my plastic bag, but she did find four or five unopened envelopes of really old transfers that I swear I've never seen before. Because my sewing room sometimes works like that.

Until I have time to get up there and dig around, at least Walmart still sells Aunt Martha's transfers, and they're dirt cheap.

Weekly Stash Report 

Fabric Used this Week: 0 yards
Fabric Used year to Date: 4 3/4 yards
Added this Week: 0 yards
Added Year to Date: 40 1/2 yards
Net Added for 2014: 35 3/4  yards

Yarn Used this Week: 0 yards
Yarn Used year to Date: 2175 yards
Yarn Added this Week: 0 yards
Yarn Added Year to Date: 1500 yards
Net Used for 2014: 675 yards

I'm linking up to Patchwork Times.


Jo Kramer said...

I have a stash of embroidery patterns too always hoping someday I'll get to them.

Donna said...

I lose things in my sewing room too. Either the room is too small or I have too much stuff. Must be the room.

Charlene S said...

I have the same problem but I know the reason - too much stuff!

Terri in BC said...

I have old transfers as well. Some of mine date back to 1910! You've inspired me to dig mine out as well.

Bits of Stitching! said...

Love hand embroidery and my pattern collection stays at hand just in case I get the urge to stitch.


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