Friday, October 23, 2009

Vintage Friday

When does a collection actually begin. I don't remember thinking I want to collect vintage needlebooks, I just started buying them. Several of them came in bags with other vintage sewing items so they were a bonus of sorts. My collection is still rather small but I'm sure it will grow.
I remember finding this one in an antique store in Manhatten. I was just sitting there with a pile of old fabric. I left the fabric and bought this.

This book was in a bag with buttons and old spools.
I don't know when this book joined the collection.

I actually have two of these books, both are in very good condition. I can use one to trade with.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

New Blackbird Design

I haven't posted lately because most of what I've been working on it for gift giving. I did however finish this Blackbird Design Autumn Bouquet. I just love the colors of fall and this one had the most beautiful fibers. I did use what the pattern listed. The fabric is from Lakeside Linen. I had been wanting to do this for a long time. It is the one piece I've finished for myself this season. I have been working on some stitching for Christmas and will post pictures at another time. I hope to get a few new ornaments made for the Mother's Tree nest month.