Wednesday, May 01, 2013

An unexpected find!

How about a nearly complete set of Stitchcraft Magazines, dates 1947 - 1965?

Last weekend a friend pointed me to a garage sale that made mention of Stitchcraft Magazines from the 40s-70s.

It was crazy! I got there 5 minutes after the garage sale began, and it was elbow deep. The woman in front of me scooped up all the vintage sewing patterns in one arm, and the vintage buttons in the other - damn!

When I asked the owner about the Stitchcrafts - she said she had put them inside, and bought them back out for me.

Needless to say I bought the lot - much to the other woman's disappointment!


I'll show you a quick snap shot, and definitely expect to see some of the knitting patterns appearing on here!

 

14 comments:

SwinginCat said...

Wow, what a great find. What you pay for such a bunch of magazines?

Michelle said...

Oh wow, that's brilliant!!! :O

Mariela said...

That is just too awesome! Yay for you!

Lucy said...

Oh my goodness!!! What a fantastic haul. Early editions of those magazines go for a pretty penny over here in England. Lucky you :-)

Bex said...

A lady never tells! Lucky I'm not a lady ;) lets say around the $40 mark... X

Kate-Em said...

What a fabulous find. I love Stitchcraft, especially those from the 40s and 50 s.

Rachel Proffitt said...

Fantastic find :) And good scoop ;)

zilredloh said...

Oooh! I'm so envious, I love stitchcraft patterns. :)

Elsa said...

Oh, please share the parrot intarsia pattern! I love it!

Bex said...

Elsa - will do this week!

Andi B. Goode said...

Wow! Congrats. What a great and lucky find :D

Claire Gittins said...

Oooo, I'm jealous! What a fab find! You're a Lucky lady.

Georgia Rose said...

Oh man, I am always eyeling up people in opshops and garage sales who have got to the good stuff befor me. The worst is when they hold something up and um and ah over it and I am (internally) like I WOULD GIVE ANYTHING FOR THAT DRESS AND YOU ARE NOT EVEN SURE ABOUT IT?!??!

Anyway, cannot wait for your continued uploads!

Jayne said...

SO this is where they came from?! You are so lucky!

 
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