Thursday, April 2, 2015

Aurifilled with glee!

I was lucky enough recently to win an Aurifil giveaway! I'd entered because it was their new "Linen & Lace" collection of embroidery threads (I wouldn't enter for their exquisite quilting threads, because I don't quilt and a quilter should really win those...) but since there were tons of names I didn't think about it again. Until I got an email...

I was pretty excited. I don't win things very often and this was pretty amazing. My cute parcel arrived:

It's really beautiful thread, and I can't wait to use it!  Thank you Aurifil!

This was also great timing, considering the package I received from my Mom at nearly the same time. She'd been cleaning out drawers in her craft cupboard, and found a few vintage embroidery transfer patterns that she thought I'd like. The really neat thing is that they were originally sent to my grandmother, some as early as 1943, and some have never been used. Take a peek at these very vintage designs:

A variety of designs...there is even a dragon in that red Victorian looking set

They even suggest which colours and stitches you should use

Check out that postmark

Happy Easter everyone!


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    1. Thanks! Hopefully it'll get me back to my embroidery project....

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    1. Yes, it was exciting to win -- and to see all my gran's old embroidery patterns. Nice to know there's a tradition of it :)


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