On Saturday my mother-in-law dropped by a pile of crafting and sewing goods that she no longer wanted and even a few things that she inherited from her mother. I’ve just begun the ‘Christmas morning’ activity of sorting through all of the ‘gifts’ she’s passed onto me– eternally grateful I’m the only one in the family that cares about this sort of thing. A gift like this is better than any Christmas if you ask me.
There are loads of embroidery, quilt and crafty patterns from the 1980′s and beyond (I’ll get to those later) but the most intriguing visually, and the oldest is a Simplicity applique pattern from 1946, I want to frame the pattern and hang it in the kitchen- and see who pays attention to the fine print.
The inside actual pattern piece has never been used, I should make some fabric on Spoonflower with the sheet, it’s so pretty in it’s entirety.
1840–50; < French; see motive