Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Vintage Embroidery Patterns - Part II

This is the rest of the patterns from the vintage sheet. I must confess an error, though. When I went back to the pattern sheet, I realized it is marked Serial No. 1944. I suppose it could be from that year, but I think it could be earlier. The only other marks are "made in U.S.A.". The motifs are not all related, but there are a couple of themes. Curiously, one motif seems to be Jack and Jill, but that is the only nursery rhyme one, unless the rest are from some of those 'lesser known' rhymes...

Is there a rhyme about a monkey pushing a drunk clown in a cart?

I apologize for the shoddy work on cleaning these up. But, I have other 'cleaning' obligations, currently!

Edited to add: These designs can be found in my Flikr set here.


Allie said...

Those are darling! {well, maybe not the drunken clown...}....and yes, you do have other obligations, lol! Good luck!

Gaynell said...

Jack and Jill are the only ones that I can relate to a nursery rhyme. I really like the cat and the ball.

Martha said...

These are so great, and they do look earlier than 1944. Thank you so much for sharing them, and I think you did a great job cleaning them up.

The third one could be "Ride a cock horse to Banbury Cross." You generally see a boy on a stick horse, but Finsbry has one on a rocking horse here: