Tuesday, September 23, 2008

I love gingham, but....

This is like Holly Hobby on crack:

Vintage Gingham Cross Stitch linens

I found my grandma's stash of embroidery on gingham patterns. They were hiding with my cross stitching stuff. This was an article from the June, 1979 issue of Better Homes and Gardens.
The patterns they included were very simple geometrics:
BH&G Cross Stitch on Gingham

Even better is the 1962 McCall's booklet, "Cross Stitch on Gingham":
McCalls Gingham Cross Stitch Booklet

This one has good simple patterns I'll share with you tomorrow.


Paula said...

What a treasure to find :-) I'm looking forward to the patterns.

Donna said...

Those are great. I need to find my little chicken scratch project from way, way back.

legato1958 said...

Hi. My name is Susie, too, from the blog www.SusiesSunroom.blogspot.com

My sister ran across your blog,when we were looking online to see which magazine had a cross stitch pattern that we used to make pillows with, and what year it was. We are posting about the gingham pillows from this pattern, on Friday Aug 16.

We are so glad you did your post!