June 24, 2011

The X-files: Help a fellow stitcher

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Hey ev'rybody! Sometimes people ask questions in the Feeling Stitchy Flickr group, which is great. Usually someone can answer the question, which is also really great! Unfortunately, sometimes that's not the case. So, since you're probably not all checking out the Flickr group discussions, I thought occasionally I'd post some of those.. heh, X-files here. Get it? X-stitch - X-files? Yeah, I crack myself up! ;-) Anyway...

Here's a recent one from Caroline /miocaro:
This is a long shot, but I'm taking it! I have a bought a number of vintage unused embroidery kits--stamped fabric usually, with the instructions and floss or wool thread. I have one kit that I started work on and then lost the instructions! It's pretty complicated and while I could finish it without the instructions, part of the pull for me is following them!
The kit is Bucilla #2799 "Autumn Scene". It's from the late 40s.
The scene is a little cottage in the woods.

The kit came with the fabric, floss and even a frame for the completed project, all in a cardboard box. I have everything but the instruction sheet. :(
I have contacted Bucilla and they do not keep archives of their patterns.

Anyone?
Thanks!
caroline
So, whaddya reckon? Unfortunately, it doesn't look like there's a photo of the kit in question. Take a look at the image below: Anyone who can help Caroline? Or know someone who can? Either leave a comment here or on the original question.

Thanks!

Bucilla 2799 "Autumn Scene"

3 comments:

  1. I added a photo to flicker!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/84594169@N00/5866703918/


    Also, to answer other suggestions that people have given:

    I have googled, extensively and routinely. I google every now and then just to make sure something new hasn't appeared.

    I have saved searches on EBay so I get notifications if anything appears that remotely matches up.

    The finished design photo on the package is black and white since it's from the 1940s.

    And, while it sounds crazy, I really like following the directions. I know I could finish it however I want to, but I get a very deep satisfaction working on vintage kits following the original directions.

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  2. I know what you mean about following directions! I'm that way too. I'll keep my eyes open.

    So VERY sad that Bucilla doesn't have an archive of their own history!

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  3. As a fan of the old tv series AND stitching you cracked me up too :)

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