It’s funny — I love collecting and sharing all kinds of vintage and antique embroidery patterns and transfers, but I rarely stitch these patterns myself. For some reason I am always attracted to vintage book illustrations — always trying to figure out how I can adapt them to embroidery and quilting. When the illustration is from a coloring book, it’s simple. When it’s from a book like this it’s more of a challenge, but that’s what makes the project fun. On two of these new motifs, I have even used a little acrylic paint, which works well in very small doses .