Work In Progress Wednesday– Embrodiery

I had the unfortunate fortune to recently inherit a great deal of quilting and embroidery items from my husband Nick’s grandmother. I was happy to give some of her crafting treasures a home where they will be used and appreciated.  Nick’s Grandmother, Julia, was an incredibly talented and avid quilter.  She put a bit of her heart in each quilt she made.  Each of her grandchildren and there a quite a few, received one of her handmade quilts on their wedding day.

I don’t have the time to dedicate to a quilt right now, so I decided to try my hand at embroidery.  In a straight out of the 1970′s avocado colored container I found a treasure trove of 1950-1970′s embroidery patterns. I started out with a simple one…

I’m sensing that many of my handmade holiday gifts will be made with the help of ll the treasures in that avocado box.

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12 Comments

  1. Donna Bostock
    Posted July 14, 2010 at 6:41 pm | Permalink

    I’m hinting!!!!

  2. Posted July 14, 2010 at 10:35 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful!!

  3. Posted July 14, 2010 at 11:34 pm | Permalink

    I love embroidery. Beautiful work!

  4. Posted July 15, 2010 at 1:14 am | Permalink

    so sweet, Erin. I spend lots of time embroidering and just love it!

  5. Posted July 15, 2010 at 1:31 am | Permalink

    oh, I so love embroidery. How wonderful to have such a special stash.
    Warm wishes, Tonya

  6. Posted July 15, 2010 at 2:16 am | Permalink

    Beautiful colours, I’m also an embroidery fan!

  7. Posted July 15, 2010 at 3:02 am | Permalink

    Lovely. I’ve always wanted to embroider, but never seem to get around to it.

  8. Posted July 15, 2010 at 5:46 am | Permalink

    Nice work, Erin! It is lovely to be able to carry on the crafting traditions of those who came before us. I’ve never tried transfer patterns before, though I remember that when I was a little girl, my great-aunt tried to teach me cross-stitch on tea-towels.

  9. Erin
    Posted July 16, 2010 at 11:42 am | Permalink

    I was so surprised they still transferred after all these years! I think the most exciting thing to come from embroidery is that my 5 year old daughter wants to give it a try!

  10. Erin
    Posted July 16, 2010 at 11:43 am | Permalink

    Thanks Eve! You know what I like about the embroidering? Its that I can set it down and then easily pick it back up because it so compact. Once it is on the hoop it is very portable. I can sneak in a few minutes here and there through out the day.

  11. Erin
    Posted July 16, 2010 at 11:44 am | Permalink

    I think I’m hooked Jen! I’m already trying to decide what to embroider for next years county fair!

  12. Erin
    Posted July 16, 2010 at 11:44 am | Permalink

    Hint received!!!!

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