Vintage Bluebirds for you

Earlier this month I was enjoying a particularly satisfying rummage in my inherited box of vintage embroidery transfers when I discovered a lovely sheet of bluebirds.  “Aha!” I thought, perfect for some spring projects, and in fact I went on to use them twice in the May magazine. You may have spotted  Miss Mabel Fox embroidering them ….

and they also appeared on my Sunshine Sweetheart Pouch ….

Then Rosie saw – and fell in love with – them and asked for an embroidered pendant……

Today I selected my floss (always an exciting moment!) …

And began on my first project for the June issue of the Magazine – which will feature more of these little bluebirds …..

If you’d like to stitch a couple of these vintage bluebird designs then here they are ….

Vintage Bluebirds

 Please just click on the image above and you’ll be taken to my Flickr account where you can download a larger, printable version.  

Hope you like them! 


Lori Smanski

Thank you. I love these little blue birds. My grandma put them on everything. And they were always so happy and fun. My first embroidery was one of grandmas bluebirds.

Kathleen Robertson

Beautiful pendant Helen and those bluebird designs are lovely, thank you. I had to smile when I read you had chosen Mabel for Miss Foxes name. One of my hens was called Mabel, I had two, Sybil was the other one and they were adorable.


Please don’t tell me the fox got them! Hope they had long, happy and productive lives xxx

Kathleen Robertson

Oh no, no fox. I had to rehome them as they were crazy hens, very noisy and I live in the middle of a busy village. My friend who has an animal sanctuary took them. Unfortunately Mabel died a month after, we think the stress was too much for her. I miss them even after two years, they were very special.


Thank you for the gift of vintage blue birds. I noticed them in the May magazine (wonderful as always) and thought Mabel made an excellent choice for her stitchery!
XX Linda


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