Sunday, January 28, 2007

sunbonnet Sues

I got my new set up and am pleased with it. I really like digitizing redwork as well as stitching them out. This set of Sunbonnets is from McCalls circa 1933. I got a call one day asking me to digitize these designs. It was from a lady who is best friends with Governor Perry's mother. How cool is that??!

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Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Vintage Transfers GALORE!

I'm SO excited. I got this huge lot of embroidery transfer patterns off ebay. They are all in public domain! There are cute kitties, kittens, Pickaninny doll dish towel designs-all 7 designs are here and they are unused, Also an Angel crib quilt that is unused, other childrens, nursery, crib quilts, more dish towels, pillowcases, monograms, Topsy and Eva potholders, more kitten dish towels, puppy dish towels, Circus crib quilt, lots of floral design, one large Sunbonnet Sue with trellis design, Cherub dish towels, Apron patterns, Quilt patterns, Mexican designs and lots more. Almost 2 pounds of transfers in this lot. Most of these are older, 1940's and up, some from Workbasket magazine, the Superior are in poor condition, so are the Vogart cross-st patterns. Some are fragile. The old age has made them more brittle and crease lines do tear on these but I'm going to try to preserve these and sell them as both artwork and as digitized embroidery designs. The exciting thing is this entire lot was only $5.50. Now the shipping was almost double. LOL

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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Quilting Hearts designs

It's a new year and I'm ready to delve into the world of blogs. yikes! I introduced a new embroidery design set last night and it seems to be well received so far. I'm pleased with the designs. You can take a look at them at HERE . Be sure and get your free embroidery design while you are there

Ice storm 2007

Life today. ....let me back up a few days. Friday it was in the 60s and rained most of the day. A cold front hit and by late afternoon it was freezing. All the rain turned into ice. The kids had yesterday (MLKjr day) off which was a good thing because the roads were solid ice. Today they were finally clear enough for them to go to school and at the very last minute they called school off because of no water pressure in town. So, it turned into a 4 day weekend. it did warm up to 30 today which was warmer than we had seen since Friday night. Bryce went out and got some icicle off the house that were 18" long. I put pictures of the ice storm on my webshots album. It hasn't gotten this cold and remained this cold in such a long time. I sure hope it kills some of the bugs. The weather is not expected to get above freezing for the next 4 or so days. wow! They are forecasting some snow, but who knows. This is Texas and it's always changing.