Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Back at Last & Embroidery Transfer Finds

Well, I can't remember the last time a couple weeks have gone by between posts but I think it has been awhile.  Things have not been going that well for me out here at the lake this year - the heavy work (moving picnic tables, toting all the trash to the landfill, digging firepits, etc.) is simply getting to be too much for me and as a result I have been sore, exhausted and depressed.  Now DH has hurt his back at work and although he is managing to drag himself in there every day he can't do much else, so I've started sneaking away and running home for a few hours every couple days to throw supper in the crock pot for him, mow the lawn, clean house and tend the critters.  Actually, I think this may very well be the reason I have started to feel better and this cycle of depression is lifting.  Maybe the key is to crawl out of myself and do for someone else??  But, I've  philosophized enough, now on to some great thrift store finds!

I am always on the lookout for embroidery transfers, especially the older ones.  My first embroidery projects when I was a child were on pillowcases, tea towels, and other printed linens.  I still love embroidered pillowcases and use them all the time.

 Aren't these Campbell Soup Kids just too cute?  What a sweet redwork baby quilt they would make!

I found all these embroidery transfers at the same thrift store and bought them all.  The best prize though were these last two vintage packages.  Too cool!


gocrazywithme said...

What a haul, Kerry! Great finds.

Ruby said...

I like the puppies (of course) and the Laura Wheeling design. Great find at the thrift store!

Cathy said...

I'm jealous.- Cathy L

Cathy K said...

Glad to hear your depression is lifting, sweetie. I have wondered (in awe) how you manage all that physical work work every summer. Even if I didn’t have rheumatoid arthritis, I don’t think I could do it; you are amazing. I collect vintage embroidery transfers, and have some duplicates. Maybe we could compare notes and do some trading?!? See you soon! Hugs, Cathy