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UNDER THE ROSE has a new name its.......BY THE SEAM.
I had trouble with the old web address so thought it would be best to change it.
Thanks for coming by and please leave me a comment so I know that you were here. Marlene

May 4, 2010

Old Embroidery for Baby

As you all know my Mom works for an auctioneer. While I was there they had to pick up an estate for later sale at the auction, Mom and I went. It is usually a long day and we wanted to see how Mom would do before I left to come home. Among the many treasures that were there Mom found these so I brought them home with the Auctioneer's permission of course.

I imagine these were done for their children. It is a shame that the kids didn't take them but there was so much stuff in that house I am not sure where they put it all.

There is no backing on either of them. The white one looks as though it had been done on a table cloth and the blue one looks like a sheet was used. The boy is a bit spotted up and some of the embroidery is coming out as it looks to me like they used rayon floss instead of cotton. Not sure what I will do with them but I am going to try and clean them up a bit. I got some more ties too and I have been busy unsewing them. There are quite a few silk ties and some that are linen or wool but most of them are polyester and a few nylon ties. I have a couple of projects in mind for those, one is the Sunbonnet Sue.

5 comments:

Quiltluver said...

That sounds like a nice bit of stash. Cute pics!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

How very sweet. Love both of them.

ivoryspring said...

Marlene,
Those are absolutely darling!!!

Amy said...

How fortunate of you!!Are they big enough for a center of wall hanging? that would be really nice.I can not wait to see what ya do with them.

Angela said...

Those are beautiful! Glad you could rescue them, I am sure you will find something lovely for them!