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Here’s another gem from the 1971 Golden Hands magazine that I blogged from last Friday. Nothing says late 60′s or early 70′s like these colors. I love the drawing of the glue in the upper right corner, too. In case … Continue reading
This is from the 1973 May June Stitch ‘N Sew, and takes recycling to an extreme. It indicates that “purses made from bleach bottles are not new,” and that the person who sent in this pattern sells them for $7 … Continue reading
I love this little plastic canvas flag magnet, but you could do the flag part bigger and make a coaster. I once got a blue ribbon for quilted flag placements at the county fair – there is always something so … Continue reading
Sorry about the crooked scan of the pattern. I can’t seem to get that one to scan straight, but you can still see the pattern, luckily. These are from the 1972 Nifty Gifts from Odds and Ends, from Pack-O-Fun. I’ve … Continue reading
I had so much fun last night doing recipe scrapbooking at the Schaumburg Twp. Library, where I also work. Many lovely patrons I’ve come to know came and made albums for their recipes. I get so many good ideas from … Continue reading
This is from Betty Christy and Doris Tracy’s Quilling Paper Art for Everyone, 1974. It is considered one of the best quilling references available. I do like their projects. I just don’t know if I want them as earrings. … Continue reading
My computer stopped working Wednesday night, and luckily my engineer brother saved the hard drive, but I’m still getting used to the scanner and photo options from my laptop. But this is a photo of a yarn peacock made … Continue reading
I had a blast with the Preserving Family Recipes show at the Midlothian PL last night. Great food stories, and recipes! Today I’m off to the Spring Fling conference where I’ll do a presentation tomorrow. There is a great … Continue reading
From the 1970s Lee Wards Illustrated Library of Arts and Crafts, this is a felt scene you can make. I can’t imagine cutting that fence out of felt, or those little flowers and stones. The pattern is pretty interesting, … Continue reading