Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Home Arts Needlecraft

I'm joining the following meme's this week.

(Please visit Sue at It's A Very Cherry World for more Rednesday fun!)

(Please visit Suzanne at Colorado Lady for more Vintage Thingie Thursday fun!)

We went to the Long Beach Outdoor Antique and Collectible Market Sunday morning. I had a list of several things I needed for a project I'm making, plus there are a few vendors that I always enjoy that I looked forward to seeing.

Why is it when you're looking for something, you can't ever find it?! I couldn't find any of the things I had come for (and which are generally readily available every month WAH!) this time.

When I was ready to throw in the towel (after tromping around for three hours!), I found some treasure ... six issues of Home Arts Needlecraft. WAHOO! Just looking at the covers makes me smile. I hope you enjoy them too! I will try to share some of the contents, down the road.

Happy Rednesday and Vintage Thingie Thursday!

Something seems to be funky with Blogger right now, it won't load my other photos so I'll try to post the rest later on.

ETA: Sorry - I keep trying to upload my other photos and it just sits there, loading and loading, spinning and spinning - I'll keep trying or I'll try resizing them tomorrow morning.

ETA 1/19/11: Blogger still isn't cooperating for me WAH! It doesn't even connect ... it keeps saying it's waiting, it doesn't even time out, just keeps spinning and spinning. ARGH! So sorry, these are so very darling and I know you'd love them.

ahem ... Okie dokie now - tried again, making them smaller and smaller resolution - geez, just don't understand why blogger accepted the first three and not the rest???! Oh well ... here's the smaller resolution ones at long last ...


  1. Hi Sally,
    Thanks for coming by. I can't believe you got an old Featherweight. That's what I have from my Mom and I learned to sew on. I had mine tuned up and it still sews like a charm. I love your covers of the Home Arts. They are really vintage lovely!I'm jealous! Can't wait to see you Valentines feather tree all done up.Happy Tuesday!

  2. Sally that's a fabulous collection of magazines! What a great find. Next time you'll find the other things you need. ;-) A reason to shop again.

  3. Sally.....These magazines are WONDERFUL. I have never seen them before butbwill keep an eye out now. I surely hope Blogger gets well quicklybsomyouncan post thebother pictures. I just love them.

  4. Sally, these covers are so sweet! How old are they? Would love to see what's inside. TFS, Nan

  5. Very sweet. I hate that when blogger won't cooperate! :-{ Oh well...it was nice visiting your blog!

  6. What a wonderful find. Don't you just love surprises like this. Thanks for sharing these delightful images. Happy REDnesday! ~ Sarah

  7. That happens to me all the time at the flea market, deciding I want something after I've seen it every Sunday for a month, and when I go to get it, it's not there anymore! I don't know if the insides are any good, but the covers of those magazines are priceless!
    Happy REDnesday!

  8. Love the old craft magazines !

  9. Hi Sally,
    Oh, the magazines are priceless!!! Happy Rednesday!!! And I entered you into the drawing, so no problem with the "Follower" thing...I just put that in because it's easier to find people if they're followers. But, I know how to find you! lol
    Have a beautiful day!

  10. Hi Sally,

    Those are darling! Sorry about Blogger ... I was probably hogging all the bandwidth. Just teasing.

    It looks like Parkdale is on the Oregon/Washington border, on the Columbia Gorge. It is about a 3 hour drive from Bend to Parkdale. If you ever get this way, let me know, we live 1/2 south of Bend.

    Happy Redensday!


  11. I never can find something if I'm looking for it either. But if I'm not looking for it, Katie bar the door, I'll stumble across it and need it! Don't know what's going on with Blogger. Acting pretty strange today.

  12. Hi Sally, Sometimes if blogger spins it means you are stroking your keys faster than it is processing. Wait just a few seconds between choosing your image and clicking on the next step, wait again before hitting publish. I have found this helps.
    Thank you so much for sharing these wonderful covers!
    Thank you also for your sweet comment on my tribute post. It has taken me three years to let go of that portion of the story. I'm ready to let go of the trauma as well! It's never too late!

  13. These are precious and I so appreciate you sharing them with us! Sometimes we have the same problem with blogger and it won't upload our pictures either. You just have to wait until it's ready. Have a wonderful day, my friend. Twyla

  14. Those are wonderful and fun to see!

  15. These are wonderful-love all the graphics!!!!

  16. Wonderful finds. These are things you can sit down with, relax and enjoy what used to be.

  17. Love the magazines, I have some of the same that were my grandmothers from the 1910's!

  18. Thank you for hanging in there to share these great graphics with us.
    I have only a few issues, packed away. I should take better care of them.

    As for things you want that you did not find - the blessing is you get to go back and look again!

  19. Wow, what a find. the illustrations gave me an idea - I can't wait to work on them. What are you going to do with the magazines?

  20. What cute covers-- OH, that girl drawing on the wall is gonna get in trouble!

    Thanks for the visit!

  21. Hi Sally, Thanks for stoppin by again. I'm so glad when you do.
    I love those vintage mags. The graphics, ads, even some of the articles are interesting.

  22. Great! love the images!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Happy VTT!

  23. Fantastic fun images; a great find even if it took three hours.

  24. Great pictures. I would love to find magazines like that.

  25. I'm glad you finally found some vintage goodies. These are so cute and the graphics are wonderfu. That happens to me so often; where is all the stuff I came for? Thanks for sharing and I'm sure you felt better once Blogger cooperated.

  26. Love the last photo of the girl knitting. Her concentrated look with her face all twisted up is darling.

  27. Those graphics are just adorable!!

  28. Wow..awesome collection of images! They are all adorable.

  29. Sally, they are simply ADORABLe, i love em..aren't you glad you went along?!
    you are one lucky lady getting your mum's F/W..i'm sure you'll love it just as much as i love mine! :)x

  30. Wow...I love these old photos! Neat!