Wednesday, March 15, 2017


A friend of mine recently gave me a box of vintage fabrics and patterns from, I'm guessing, the 1930's to maybe the 1960's or 1970's.  Mostly the 1930's or 40's.  Among the fabrics were some patterns, which were fascinating!  This one was mailed out from the Salt Lake Tribune's Household Arts Dept. (I wonder if they still have a Household Arts Dept.?) to Kemmerer, WY in 1938 for the cost of one cent!

Here is a 29 cent pattern for hot iron transfers.  I could not find a date on this one but it comes from Aunt Martha's Studios, Inc. in Kansas City, MO.

The Lone Star pattern in the box below has a 1937 date on it.  It hasn't changed much in all these years!  Just the cost of the pattern!

I kept some pieces of the lovely fabric and shared some with a friend who loves to make quilts with Vintage fabric.  When she moved into her home over a decade ago she found boxes of vintage fabric in the basement and has made some beautiful quilts.

If we want to talk even OLDER, check out this picture my brother sent me of a 1000 year old tapestry in the Vatican, in Italy. If he didn't tell me it was a tapestry I would have guessed it was a painting.  The detail is amazing.

For more interesting fun check out this YouTube video on The Art of Making a Tapestry:


  1. Well, after after a long absence, all of a sudden you suddenly appeared in my email. I so wish I could get your posts some other way. Feedly, perhaps ??? I get you for a few weeks, and then all of sudden you are gone, and then you pop in again. I am a "follow by email" person. Problem is that your post "come and go" I miss out on a lot of your posts

  2. OK, This is the most recent post I've gotten. I back tracked through this post, and the last post I received was 2/5/17. I just don't understand

  3. That is so strange and frustrating! I'll have to check into it. The emails are not being sent to your spam folder are they?