I cannot count my day complete
'Til needle, thread and fabric meet.
~Author Unknown

Sharing a common thread with those who love the art of hand embroidery

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Pleasant Returns

Since starting work at the cafe, I have come to know some of the customers...................those that are known as the "regulars" that always order the same thing.........at the same time of day. Some of these folks I have gotten to know through them purchasing my embroidery.
One such customer purchased this set of pillowcases that I designed. I actually never have met her face to face..............my boss has shown my work, while I am in the back...........cooking away............and then comes to tell me what certain people want............and then brings the $$ to me. However, I got to meet the sweet lady who purchased these the other day. My boss called me away from my grill, to come out.................
because this lady had brought me and enormous stack of wonderful, vintage embroidery transfers!

So many wonderful designs!

Transfers that she has had and used for years. She no longer does embroidery, and told me that she loved the pillowcases I embroidered for her so much, that she wanted to give these to someone who would use them. I was humbled and grateful and assured her that I would indeed use them in my future linens.So check back here now and then............I will have some of these beauties stitched!
How about you?
Have you been handed down something that you now currently use?
I would love to hear!


the rusty cupboard said...

I just got a small box of them some have been used and some haven't so pretty

Linda said...

Kathleen, this dear lady couldn't have picked a more perfect person to get her treasured patterns too...I see some beautiful designs and many happy hours of stitching in your future...hugs, Linda

Gina E. said...

You and I know the joy of giving and receiving treasures that we share an interest in! As Linda said, you are the perfect recipient for this lady's unwanted transfers.

Conni said...

You'll do beautiful things with those great transfers...

Jane Smith said...

Those are great patterns. It's such a neat feeling when someone shares something like that. Hubby's aunt gave me her quilting frame. Just wish I had time to enjoy it. Maybe this winter.

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Kathleen dear! I am so excited to see you opened a ETSY shop! Put you in my favorites in my shop. LOVE the patterns you were given! I am sure that made your day!


All the foreign posts you are getting are SPAM and could hurt your computer! Beware! I now approve all my incoming post because of the same thing.

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...


The post "Time to gather ideas" is a sample of the SPAM in the last comment. You will reconize ONE word which tells it all! You might want to take time to delete them all.

Just concerned!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderfully sweet story!

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

I just found your blog and have to say that your embroidery is gorgeous! I just love hand work and am always stitching something. I too have some of these old patterns and love them the best :)