And now back to our regular programming -
Some months back, Martha at Q is for Quilter shared some images from a 1948 pattern book. One of those patterns reminded me of this -
I got this bib, along with this one...
...at a garage sale. I had asked (as I always do), “do you have any hankies or linens?” And the lady said that she did, but hadn’t brought them out, yet. She went inside and brought out a beautiful vintage Xmas table cloth, the bibs…
I put the clothes pin in the pocket for scale. ( I tried to get one of the kitties to model it for proportion, but they couldn't be bothered. In fact, they seemed insulted!) I love how the waistband is contoured!
...and this teeny apron!
I asked her what she was asking and she said “how about two dollars?” I agreed to her price (of course!) and took the lot.
The bibs and apron were put in a special place. I say special, because I couldn’t find them for a couple of years! I did find them a few evenings ago, under a group of napkins and place mats in the buffet drawers.
I am using a dishtowel from a partial set that came to me in an auction. They were painted with the Aunt Martha 'Jungle Babies' days of the week -(which I think is awful - I know, from another time, but still...)
The embroidery work on the bibs is really amazing!
Look at the satin stitch on this face!
And this one!
The bibs are in relatively good condition, although the camera highlighted a bit of staining that I hadn't noticed (The flash never lies!), so I am going to make a copy!
I had already cut off the painted part, but I saved the rest of the toweling for a future project - which is now! I will line it with some very soft flannel, I think.I hope I can find a drooly baby (or two) that needs a bib!
Tune in tomorrow at Iron Needles for Blogtober 3rd!