I don’t know about anyone else but I’ve heard women say their moms sewed all their clothes. Mine didn’t. She didn’t like to sew, didn’t know how to use a machine, and was lost in the fabric department. She wasn’t ashamed of it, either, but she did teach me how to mend clothes and sew on buttons. Pretty handy. Still, I’d listen to these women and wonder “Who are these women and where are the patterns?”
Well, I think I found the stash of a couple of these women or at least part of the stash. Check out these patterns.
Aren’t they wonderful? Most are complete and in good condition. So Cool!
You can find these patterns in the GoofingOff Sewing shop.
The other day I stopped by my favorite stitching shop, Suwannee Valley Cross Stitch in Trenton, Florida. The place is literally a feast for the eyes. Pin cushions of every shape and size, wonderful threads, yarn, antiques, and so many gorgeous pictures. While soaking in the beautiful surroundings I noticed a few pictures that looked like Lavender and Lace or Butternut Road. When I checked with Miss Sally she confirmed my thoughts. So here’s a few of the delights in her shop.
I think I listed the chart for one or two of these beauties in PatternHaus.
Aren’t they wonderful?
Post by Eileen Patterson
Well, the quilt show is coming soon and I was trying to think of things to make and ways to help out. What a challenge! I already volunteered myself into making crocheted jewelry the day of the sale which means I can’t volunteer helping at the quilt guild table. I made a few things, button bracelets, the thimble holder, and the needle book, but I feel like I should do more (what is up with me?). Well, that I-need-to-do-more feeling led to a clean up of my sewing room….don’t get crazy, a little part of the sewing room. I don’t have time for an overhaul. What I found was doggie bow ties that I made and planned to sell…and never did. Yeah, yeah, I know. The best laid plans and all that.
Here’s a picture of one of the ties:
There’s something about a bow tie. I don’t know what it is. Maybe it’s all the old movies I watched with the oh-so-handsome, debonair leading man wearing a bow tie. The whole package. Sigh.
So, I brought in a bag of the ties….not a big bag, about 10 ties, and they were a bit hit. The members loved them. I even have a stuffed Scooby Do to model them. He looks pretty dapper with a tie on, don’t you think? I do.
If you make it to the show….The Trenton Quilt Show in Trenton, Florida, March 18….stop by the Spring House Quilter’s table and you can see the bow ties in person. I’ll be in the Ice House (where the stitching magic happens) or in the courtyard crocheting away. Stop and visit. I look forward to meeting everyone.
Well, back to listing wonderful patterns in the GoofingOff Sewing shop. Oh, I forgot to tell you. I am listing lots of patterns from the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s in the shop. Binge listing. Quite a few children’s patterns in all sizes. Take a peak when you have a chance.
Post by Eileen Patterson
I love a good embroidery kit especially crewel. It’s like a class where I can learn or practice a few stitches….and at times, a challenge. Still, despite my love of an everything-in-one-bag kit I enjoy having a blank canvas to express myself. With that in mind I listed blank napkins to embroider.
cotton napkins to embroider in blue or white
These lovely napkins are 16 inches by 16 inches, enough to cover one’s lap sufficiently. They are 100% cotton and machine hemmed. They are sold in sets of 2 for $4. There are 6 sets available.
I am surrounded by old papers and patterns….surrounded…but patterns like this one…..I’m OK. These cute slippers came from an old magazine page….not sure what magazine but they look like they’d keep feet warm on a cold winter night….and winter will come soon enough. Crochet a few pairs of these honeys while you sit at the pool or in the car during the summer road trip and holiday shopping will be a little less hectic.
Per the pattern: “Crochet these from Coats & Clarks Red Heart Knitting Worsted. Six ounces are sufficient for a pair; use plastic crochet hook G. Instructions are given for small size, changes for medium and large are in parentheses. Sew elastic thread around top.
ch (chain) sk (skip)
st (stitch) hdc (half double crochet)
dc (double crochet) rnd (round)
sp (space) dec (decrease)
Enjoy working these slippers up.
Post by Eileen Patterson….who is GoofingOff.