Sunday, 1 May 2011

Old Idea with a New Twist

What has happened to the lovely weather? This time last week we sat in the garden albeit under the gazebo, but we sat in the garden! The wind has got up and the gazebo has been put away for another sunny weekend. Robert and Anneka are coming today because they couldn't make last week so we will have to eat indoors - oh well............

I have been extremely naughty despite of what I said!

I have added to my collection via Ebay.

This one came with its collection of threads,
but not sure I would finish it.

This one was designed for when television became popular

This one belonged to my mum, probably nanny too,
as you see it reads "knitting leaflets"

The new twist!

I made this one!

I would like at this point to say thank you to

Helen who renewed

my interest in embroidery

Using a fifties embroidery transfer belonging to my Nanny,

and vintage Irish Linen to embroider the design on,

I stitched it myself using traditional embroidery stitches.

Please enlarge the picture to see the stitches.

It can now be found here!


  1. I saw one of those leathery ones at a fair last weekend, we had one when I was a child. Much prefer your embroidered ones !
    Sue x

  2. I loved seeing all your wonderful embroideries - they are so pretty, no wonder you couldn't resist! I love the one you embroidered yourself too - beautifully done.
    Helen x

  3. What a beautiful collection of covers, yours is especially lovely :)
    Sue Xx

  4. Your embroidery is lovely - and so are the purchases! I love that sort of thing.

    Pomona x

  5. Very pretty .... I can't resist embroidered cloths either x

  6. What beautiful vintage embroideries!
    I love your crinoline lady also.
    Helen is very inspiring. I love her magazine.


  7. Such lovely embroidery - both yours and on those vintage Radio Times covers.

  8. really beautiful embroidery ;0)x
    the thing you asked about on my blog- its by CK but was a gift for sophia- not sure of pricey.
    hope that helps x

  9. These embroidered covers are really unusual, I've never seen anything like them before. Your own version makes a lovely addition to the collection. I guess you'll be trawing Ebay on a regular basis for more!!

  10. Hi, i really like embroideries i haven't seen any like those before. Love the one you did i reminds me a little boo peep but of course without her sheep. Have a lovely week, dee xx

  11. Beautiful collection! Love the one you've made.

    Shirl x

  12. I am glad to see you 'found' your blog again!!! x

  13. I just wanted to be sure that your blog was online again!

  14. Hi Julie,

    Thankyou for the lovely comment on my blog. I love your embroideries and particularly love seeing the crinoline dress stitched in different colours to the red one I stitched, yours looks beautiful!


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