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'Til needle, thread and fabric meet.
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Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Embroidered cocktail coasters




A few years ago, I stamped an ordinary cloth with various designs just to get the red ink off of the transfers. I find that if the red inked transfers are stored a long period of time, the design rubs off on other transfers. I then keep the transfer for later on and hand trace it on to what ever it is I want to embroider. I came across this cloth a few weeks ago and thought the designs were so pretty that they needed to be made into something. While browsing vintage textile sites, I have often seen little embroidered cocktail coasters in sets of 6 or 12. They are just as adorable as can be. These are a little larger, but still so cute for springtime and glasses of lemonade. I embroidered one and need to satin stitch or buttonhole the edges. I need to decide on two other designs, maybe a butterfly?

8 comments:

LindaSueBuhl said...

Butterflies are lovely choices - perhaps some bees around daisies too?(I love the yellow with tiny black accents) But a good Texas gal ought to have some with bluebonnets on 'em too! You do beautiful work.

Farm Chick Paula said...

Wow! Those are gorgeous! Once again, you've amazed me.

Kathleen Grace said...

Ah, just gorgeous. Did you see I have a similar basket of flowers I found at a yard sale in one of the button photos? I cant imagine selling somethign so pretty and handmade for the trifle I paid for it! Your embroidery is gorgeous!

Cora from Nelia's Primitive Place said...

Always love those old patterns! Those are going to be so lovely! Butterflies are nice!!!! Cora

Pam said...

Those are so beautiful; I love your work.

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Hi girls, thanks for your sweet comments. I will be visiting all of you soon! Blessings, Kathleen

Linda said...

Hi Kathleen, I just found your bolg and have enjoyed reading many of your earlier posts. You do such wonderful stitiching...I just started up again and my work looks like a beginner but I still enjoy it.
I love and collect hankies too.....I always carry one in my purse. Do you use yours? I keep mine in old sewing baskets.
Loved meeting you and I hope you don't mind I've added you to my blogs I enjoy. Linda

Maryjane said...

Hello Kathleen! Thank you for coming by and visiting! What a pleasure to meet you! Your blog takes my breath away, honestly! Your blog is filled with all my favorite things....linens!! Your work is beautiful! I am so glad you found me becasue now I have found you! I love your farm blog to! What a blessed life you have. Could you please lead me to your Etsy store? I love to buy from Etsy. Have a wonderful day Kathleen! Oh, and I love all you Texas gals! One of my best friends lives in San Antonio! Hugs, Maryjane