I have been busy embroidering and constructing a first communion dress as a gift for a former student. I'll be able to share the dress later this week but I wanted to share these darling linens with you. None of them were embroidered by me and most are vintage linens found in antique shops in Georgia. They belong to my sweet friend Jana. The red work on the left in the photo above is similar to designs republished in a book by EllynAnne Geisel called The Kitchen Linens Book. Isn't it charming? The one on the right is more recent. I believe it was embroidered for Jana by another friend of hers.
The bluebird with the kettle below is a vintage design you can find on the web where people scan vintage (out of copyright) patterns to save for posterity and to share. There is a whole group of these wonderful ladies on Flicker ensuring that these precious designs aren't lost forever.