Thursday, August 18, 2022

A Little Bit Vintage......

 After all the smalls finishing I thought I'd work on a larger piece for a out came Harriett Salt. I work right to left and am about halfway across that top section. I'm using AVAS 100/3 for the first time, #2646. I bought a number of spools when I thought I would do this over 1, but now that I decided to do it over 2, I need more. They evidently changed the number to #335, so I'm hoping it will be a match. 

I came across a couple trade cards at an antique store Sunday..aren't they sweet?

And, I was doing a little purging/organizing yesterday and came across something I thought you'd get a chuckle out of. This belonged to my great aunt, Tante. She was an old spinster and somehow I absconded with this when she passed. Here is what the note says: "This was my chemise...I wore this at 16 yrs age with long dresses. We all did as 'teenagers'. Ha! Ha! Now they wear nothing." (Maybe I need to take better care of this)

 Thanks for stopping by and your "twisted threads" of friendship.



  1. What a beautiful piece/note from your Aunt! Harriet is looking good.

  2. The Sampler you chose is a lovely one. Enjoy !!
    The cards you chose are nice 😘
    I love your Tante’s chemise and her sense of humour 🤗 she was so right !!!!
    How precious to have her handwritten note along with the chemise 💖

  3. Harriet is looking so pretty.
    Great memory of your great aunt.

  4. I love all your vintage finds, but the chemise, WITH your Aunt’s handwritten note is a treasure!

    1. Thanks Vikki--she was a character!

  5. Love all of your WIPS - Pictures....they are so pretty.

    Take care & Happy Stitching

    Linda K, Buttercup

  6. Harriet is a beauty and I love the color. Those trade cards are a coup.. What
    a sweet sentiment of reaching out across the years by your Aunt Tante to you.
    Her wit in the note is another gift. Please give that treasure special care.
    Really enjoyed your "twisted threads" this day.

    1. Thank you for your kind comments.

  7. I love going to antique stores and those cards I would have picked up too! I only have a few things from older relatives and cherish them, that chemise must have meant alot to her to save. Hope the new floss color matches!!

  8. What a treasure the chemise is Stasi and the note makes it so much more special. It’s so true how the way we ware things change, from the lengths of skirts going up, down and up again, to what we have under ore outer clothes. Our ancestor would disown us if they knew we show our ankles!
    I also stitch right to left but you see very few people to that, let alone work bottom up as I do..….I sometimes think I must be very odd. Happy Stitching! Sue x

  9. Oh, I love those old cards, Stasi! I found a collection of vintage postcards when we were preparing my in-law's house for the rental market last year and promptly claimed them as my own :) Hope the new thread matches for Harriet!