Saturday, May 22, 2010

Finally Freebies

This is my favorite trade card of the batch. She is like a little thread fairy.


This weekend there is a large quilt show in one of the neighboring coastal towns. I ran into an old acquaintance yesterday while getting lunch who was preparing to show some of her lovely quilt work. We got talking and she asked if I had any old sewing images as she had remodeled her studio over the winter and wanted to hang and use for inspiration sewing ephemera.

I was going to do my freebies totally different this week, but after that encounter I went home and started going through things to see what I couldn't find. I thought I would share some of what I found with you. You might want to be find a place for some of these,also.


Do they make Merrick thread any more? and where is it located? They had very nice trade cards. I made this one into a book mark to use in my sewing books.


This is such a gentle trade card. I love how they call it temptation. What a cute child!

The quilting bee. A time for women to get together and share their love of color and pattern, catch up with each others lives, and come away with some incredible art work. If you haven't read the Elm Creek Quilt series and you enjoy sewing and quilting, you should.


This is such a strange trade card that I just had to include it. I think frog things were very collectible during this time frame....or....it is a great frog though.


No sewing room is complete without a thread holder. I am always on the lookout for one of those thread cabinets that I can afford. My mother has one that we all lust after. The one here is very cool, I also love how the dog is sitting so patient while the little girl plays with him.


Isn't this just darling. I love how they placed the ad inside the spool of thread.

17 comments:

Carol Mae said...

Thanks so much for the lovely free images. I may use a couple in my Gluebook. I'm taking Mary's (of Green Paper) class and loving it. I follow you all time and love your blog. Take care, Carol Mae

peggy gatto said...

Thank you, thank you, charming!!!!
I do believe the thread is still available!!!

Dayhomemama said...

These are all wonderful, I have a collection of about 100 antique wooden spools and I think I will use one of the images to decorate my spool vase (it's great for display purposes!), thanks so much!!

Martina2801 said...

Beautiful freebies, dear Elizabeth!
Thank you so much!

Terri Kahrs said...

Elizabeth, I feel as though I've hit the jackpot today! These images are absolutely darling!!! (Except for that great frog!) Thank you soooo much! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Robin said...

Thanks for sharing such beautiful images Elizabeth!

Debby said...

These are reall beautiful, thank you.
Debby

Jo Reimer said...

Thanks for the sewing images. Someday I may make a book about my sewing history and these will be perfect in it.

Janet Ghio said...

You have the best collection of images. I just love the one of the little girl catching the spools in her apron!! Thanks for sharing!!

Micki said...

These are great. Thanks for sharing.

Marsha said...

Thanks so much for the beautiful vintage images. I have not seen any like them. They will add so much to our art work. I follow your blog every day and am disappointed when you are away. Love your art!!

Rita A. said...

These are wonderful and oddly inspiring. Thank you so much for sharing. I love the first one.

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

Thank you for sharing these wonderful thread images...they are splendid and I will have fun contemplating how to employ them as design elements. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Petra Tillmann said...

These are great images! Thanks for sharing!

Sharon said...

Elizabeth thanks for the images. I have just the place for them in my studio. I also took one of your Clapsaddle images for Memorial day post. I hope that is OK? We really must never ever forget the sacrifices our fathers made and all the military.

Linda said...

I love these old sewing cards...Thank you for sharing them!

Tammy said...

Thank you so much for sharing these images. As a seamstress I am over the moon to have them. Hugs. tammy