frouffy free pattern from me to you - print and enjoy!
As you all probably know, I'm a huge fan of vintage embroidery transfers - if you haven't seen my vintage transfer blog, go check it out - there's tons of freebies I've scanned for you over the years.
So, ahem, I recently received a copy of The Kitchen Linens Book from author EllynAnne Geisel, and rather than just keep it all for myself (which I was very tempted to do) I thought I'd share it with one lucky Feeling Stitchy reader to top off this week of freebies!
There are so many levels to enjoy this book on: if you love vintage transfers, vintage linens, cooking, recipes, stories and nostalgia, this book scores on every point. I really enjoyed the tone of the book and EllynAnne's humor and friendliness.
Also, I'm loving how our fascination with all things vintage is helping us return to a "greener" way of life: instead of buying 3,000 rolls of boring paper towels, embroidering, buying, and using real dish towels helps us embrace a less "disposable" lifestyle. This book celebrates that, and the idea of treasuring vintage linens by using them.
Also, included in the back of the book is a sheet of vintage iron-on transfers! They feature dancing pots, plates, saucers, and cutlery. You know it took all the force of my will to part with them - but just leave a comment on this post, and if I draw your name at random this Monday morning - you win! I'll also include a new blank towel to embroider on, and 5 bright floss colors to get you started!
Do you have any stories or memories associated with vintage linens? A favorite old tea towel, hankie, or tablecloth? It can be weird, bizarre, or silly, we dig all of that here. Or, just tell us what your favorite transfer motifs are (I'm all about the animated dishware, particularly the kind that wears shoes and hats.) Chime in before Monday morning, and this book could be yours!