Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Mid-year stitch along 2008

I'm a bit behind the 8-ball at the moment, but I just found this in the Flickr embroidery group. I'm very flattered that they're using a design from my Stitchybritches Vogart stash, so of course I'm playing along. And you should too! I can't can't can't wait to see what everyone makes! Yay!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Superior 140 : 7 kitten motifs

It's time for some DOW tea towels. I love to stitch a kitteh, and these ones are so sweet they will give you the proverbial toothache! Little kittys doing household tasks, we can never get enough of them. Neither it seems could Superior brand transfers, for I have a lot of transfers from that particular company that feature cats.

Kitty is ironing, hanging out the washing (wearing roller skates no less), singing at church, sweeping the floor, mending clothes, having a tea party, and on a tricycle doing the shopping. All the time she has a little friend doggy or a stuffed toy to help her. The relationship between cats and dogs in transfer-land always amuses me, as it has little relation to real life cat-dog interaction. Unless of course, in this transfer below, the doggy is about to come and nip her on her posterior. That would be like my animals - Lola can't see a cat bottom go past without chasing it.

Of course, like all good homemakers, she's providing tea for all (that's one of my founding principles, "tea for all") and little stuffed teddy, kitty and bunny are happy to play along. As the pattern says, these are meant to be for days-of-the-week towels, but they'd look cute on children's quilts or bed linen as well. Whilst I don't want to muscle in on the Vogart hyperbole, in my opinion:
These darling designs are quick and easy to sew, and a choice of gay, bright colours will make your towels come alive and add fun to your modern kitchen. Children will love their own towels stitched with Miss Kitten and her friends, and a set will make washing hands no longer a chore! Just stitch these designs and instantly you will become more attractive, and they will bring good fortune and friends into your life. Your home will be beautiful, your children, beaming with health, rosy cheeked and perfectly scrubbed and well behaved, and your husband will cherish the perfect homemaker that he married.
Ooops, think I'm getting carried away now.... help me!......argh....

Friday, June 6, 2008

Not technically vintage

...but I've been enjoying this site for more stitch inspiration and patterns. Very cute!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Was just looking...

at this lovely blog, and this post has a pic of some of these Vogart patterns, stitched and original. Just gorgeous!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

1930s German Magazine Cover Art

Inspiration...I'd like to do something stitchy with this image.