If you are new to this party, please take the time to read and follow the instructions for participating in Vintage Thingies Thursday, click HERE. I try and keep things fairly simple, so please make sure you follow the instructions. Please only ONE link per week. Lastly, if you link in, LINK back to my blog, so everyone can see all of the vintage goodies being showed that day. If you don't link back here, they won't know who to visit......thanks so much.
I have a little announcement to make: I have been thinking about this link party lately, and plan to add a new little twist with this starting in March. Life takes us all different places, and I have found myself overwhelmed with so much going on. I know over the last couple of months, I have missed some of your post, missed commenting and I have really felt bad about that. I promise to do better. It is my wish to visit each of you, but I have had a real hard time doing that and really feel bad about it.
Some of you guys are new here, others have been here from the beginning....some have dropped off and don't post any more. I miss all of you guys who where here from the beginning. We have so many new people linking in, please consider coming back and re-posting some of your great treasures. I am really looking forward to getting to know our new friends who join in here.....I hope you do too!
So.....just know, I will be doing a little something different each month with VTT! I am excited too.....I think you will all like my plan......only a couple of more weeks to wait!!!
With Valentines around the corner, I felt it fitting for showing off some Vintage things with red in them....and of course a story. It would not be the same around here if I did not have a story to tell. hahaha :)
I told you a few weeks ago about shopping for mens shirts and disassembling them for the fabrics to work into some scrappy quilts I have planned for this year. This past week, I found some really great shirts and they were only $1.00. As I browsed the racks, I saw this one, stopped, looked it over and kept making my way down the isle looking for something a little more desirable.
Now we all know Google is our friend, and I started googling the label and the names to see what I could come up with. I even emailed a clothing designer in New York, but I did not find much. I did find a article that was published on October 2, 1989 in the New York Times. It was a wedding announcement and confirmed that Linda Bach was president of Linda Bach Enterprises, a garment design company in New York in 1989. So I don't really know if this shirt was sold in New York, or how it ended up here, but I do like the fabric and I think it will be so cute in a quilt.
I also want to show you my sweet little vintage goodies that Marian sent me for my begging quilt project. She had this package wrapped so sweetly, and it included this adorable red gingham apron. Don't you just love the little Sunbonnet Sue's?? I just love this.
This is a really unusual apron, and I will treasure it, and no, this fabric in this apron will not end up in a quilt top!!
Marian also included these great quilt blocks from the 1970's.......they are really retro and cute!
And lastly, was this fat quarter bundle of vintage sheets to use in my quilt. Oh, these are such right up my alley! Special thanks to Marian for sending these all the way from Australia, they were such a sweet surprise!!
In case you missed the update on my Begging Quilt be sure to check earlier this week, it is making some progress.....just slow!
Have a great week everyone! Happy Valentines day to each and everyone of my vintage friends!! See ya next week.