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Saturday, March 6, 2010

I almost forgot the dogs

I've posted photos of embroidered blue birds and I've posted embroidered kittens. I almost forgot to post photos of all the cute puppy dogs. Among the dogs, I think my favorite designs are usually the Scottie Dogs. There's just something about the rich black floss against snow white linen, and there's usually a little bit of red in there, too. But there are all kinds of doggy designs that are just so cute.


Just look at this sweet little doggy talking with the blue bird in the arbor.
There is so much detail on this runner: the sky in the background, the bell shaped flowers and even the arbor itself.

This Scottie is very simple, but so very cute. It is embroidered using teeny stitches on a white linen card table topper.





This runner had a different dog design on each end. One end had a long haired pointer...

And a little black terrier puppy on the other. Isn't he so adorable


These little darlings are so happy to help with laundry on wash day.



Some puppies are even embroidered on to baby blankets. This is an old Vogart design. She's got the cutest expression on her little face as she pushes her baby doll in a stroller.


I sold this adorable pair of pillowcases to a lady who's daughter was marrying a firefighter. Notice the fire hydrants in the background? How cute is that?!

And so romantic, too!

This card table tablecloth had a little chunk torn off of the side, but, Oh my! the design is so cute! I love the Scotties!

Hope you enjoyed my doggy episode. I'm looking for photos of horses and other animals. Flower designs are fun, but I enjoy embroidery of people and animals so much more.
Patricia :o)

22 comments:

My Passionate Pink Life said...

Hi Patricia!I love ALL the pups!! omgosh are these beautiful...I have dogs and cats..I'm partial to BOTH! Thank you for stopping by for a visit, I didn't think I would get a post put up at all this weekend but I made time to do it...I have been cleaning house and needed a break....badly! Have a nice weekend! Hugs, Jennifer

Rose Haven said...

Ohhhhhhhhhh...how sweet!! I love 'em!!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

So adorable. All your old linens remind me of my Grandmother and her love of linens. She actually taught me how to embroider and we used to do kitchen towels. I would love to find some of the old transfers and do some embroidery. Thanks for sharing your wonderful pictures. Love & blessings from NC!

Georgia said...

Patricia!
I love all the sweet doggie embroidery!! Thanks for sharing..they are wonderful!!

Thank you, too for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I have decided to send a copy of the Flea Market Style magazine to each of you who posted (for just the shipping cost)!
Please send an email so I can get back to you with the details!!
Hugs!
Georgia
Grandma G's
http://grandmags.blogspot.com

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

So wonderful! I had a pillowcase my mom embroidered for me that had a horse and foal on it. I say "had" because I used it and washed it so often that most of the stitches disappeared. I should have asked her to re-do it for me, haha. ;)

cupcake studio said...

Such sweet designs :)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I remember those patterns and it was so much fun to look at them once again. Scotties were very popular and on everything. I even had a tiny umbrella as a child that had a cream Scotty dog handle which I loved. I have wondered what happened to it.
What a wonderful hobby you have, collecting vintage linens!
My grandmother gave me the love of such things..and I really am sorry today that I used them and wore them out. Wish I had taken better care. Today I do. :)
Hugs and thanks for the sweet visit!
Mona

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

those were so sweet! thanks for sharing...it's true..while it's interesting and beautiful to embroider florals, puppies have a certain charm to them too!

ciao bella
have a wonderful sunday

Wendy said...

These are so cute! These are so special, I always think about how much time and love goes into each one!
Wendy

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Those little puppies are darling! You have the cutest vintage linens! What a collection!~Patti

Ninu said...

they are adorable..

Southern Touch Catering said...

Thank you for your sweet visit today. Your site is so great. I love vintage embroidered table covers. I have just 2, but they are very special to me because they were my mom's. She just went to be the Lord this past September, so I treasure them so much remembering them in our home growing up.

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

I adore them all! You have all the pretties!
Take care and enjoy your day, Elizabeth

vignette design said...

Such darling doggie linens. I swear I have either had a few of these as pillow cases or tea towels at some point in my life. You have quite a collection.

Erin said...

Those pups are too cute! I'll take pictures and send them to you of the new pillow cases Brian's Granny embroidered for us. It's a woman in a bonnet with a garden.

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Adorable!
I love the one with the fire hydrants, too cute. :-)

Have a wonderful Wednesday!
Anne

Debbie said...

Patricia,
I've always loved embroidery. New, old, and everything in between. I'm so glad to see things like knitting, crocheting, embroidering, etc. making a comeback.
I read on down your blog and saw that you are living in SA. I have good, good friends there. I know what you mean about Texas weather! :) Thanks for coming by and saying hello. I'll be following.

Denise said...

My daughter loves dogs, these are so cute :)

Gina E. said...

I love the way you have been posting photos of categories in your collection - it is a neat way to show them. I am partial to Scotty dogs too, and have a few, some of them the same as yours. Amazing to think these designs have travelled the world!

Eggs In My Pocket / Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Just love the puppies. I agree, I love black embroidery with just a hint of color with it. Have a great weekend, blessings,Kathleen

Joanne Kennedy said...

Being a BIG dog lover I just adored these! So cute.

Hugs,
Joanne

Warm Hugs Design said...

I so enjoyed your latest embroidery posting! You have a very impressive collection. Love how you show the photos up close and then in full view too. Thanks again for sharing.

Warm hugs,
Pam