8.16.2009

and we're back

It was a long and tiring day yesterday. Lots of walking (which I'm paying for today with some hip pain) and very bright and hot (although there was a slight breeze which helped a lot). I set out with a mental shopping list of fabrics and buttons and found lots of both, including several feedsack fabrics for great prices. I'll show you some of my purchases over the next few days but overall I didn't go crazy and actually came home with half the cash I brought. I passed up several great items that were just too overpriced. One thing you learn with vintage shopping is that there are always more great things down the line. That's not to say that if you really fall in love with something that you shouldn't buy it, though.

Like this appliqued and embroidered hanky that I paid $10 for.

cat and dog hanky

The workmanship is exquisite and you all know how much I love things with cats :) Here are a few more closeups of the details.

cat closeup

Look at those tiny stitches and the appliqued border continues all around the edge.

dog closeup

I love how much personality they have—all with a few tiny shapes in fabric and thread!

5 comments:

Vicki W said...

That is so cute and so beautfifully done!

Melody said...

How cute!! Can't wait to see more.
Melody
.....friends stitched together by embroidery thread.........

Jan Ely said...

worth. every. penny. It's darling!!!!

Gina E. said...

This is very cute! I wish my stitching was as neat...

Mom Wald said...

The craftsmanship on this is amazing!!