Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The Workbasket book

Bingo, Look what I found at Mom's house, she has tons of them.. "The WORKBASKET" They are pretty amazing little books. She had two stacks of them I loved going through them... They each have so many things in them. A cooking recipe section a Crochet Pattern and some knitting too,  Garden section and  even Job listings..

A Deep Dish Apple Pie with a candied crust ... now that sounds good to me.  I was really excited, Mom used to do Crocheting when I suppose we were little ones..

There is even a part where you can order patterns, boy what a little Gem of a book... so much all in one place. I loved the photos of everything. Found this Girdle one.. $3.98 for a Girdle isn't that amazing ... I can't imagine Wearing this thing can you....

The best part of it was this next photo.... 

Embroidery design transfers I got quit a few of them.. and I can't wait to use them... I have been wanting to Embroider but I'm so busy Crocheting  I need two sets of hands.. This to me was a very exciting find... Mom has secrets hehehe.... We enjoyed the afternoon the other day going through them.. There is a few recipes that sounded pretty good so I want to give them a try.

Each one has a part to tell you how you can use the designs which after I read can also be used several different way... I love finding Mom's things... and her telling me about them ...

A glass jacket, I bet I can crochet this. I wish the world I could read directions really good I'd Crochet up a storm...

O look at these... you had to send away for these ones... But they look like the same ones I saw last night on someone else's blog and she gave the place where you can copy them they look almost the same with the little girl well similar ... Anyways I just wanted to share this with you.. Mom is feeling a little bit better they are running a bunch of other test, her kidney's aren't doing so well... But she has good spirits. Have a blessed Thursday love n hugs Janice


  1. Hi Janice, what a treasure you found! Those little books are so interesting and have some wonderful patterns and recipes. The elderly woman who taught me how to crochet had stacks and stacks of them. They are getting hard to find these days. Reading those old magazines always makes me feel so creatively inspired, cozy and happy to be home! :) Have a great day ahead. Delisa :)

  2. Wow! Aren't you the lucky one to find a stack of Workbasket magazines. I always look for those at thrift shops and yard sales. Enjoy!

  3. Those look great!! I have never heard of them before. Thank you for sharing!

  4. Glad your mom is better. I used to have one or two of those little books. Enjoy them...They are such fun looking through them...oh,for the old days :) Blessings friend

  5. Janice,
    This book sounds delightful. There are many interesting sections to browse through. I love the crocheting part. How nice it is to be able to crochet and knit. This looks like it may be a vintage book?

    So glad your dear mom is feeling better.


  6. That is so great!! I have a couple in my stash too. I love the iron on embroidery sheet. My mother taught me the stitches in crochet and I taught myself how to read a pattern. Thank God for Annies Attic it made it easier. She also taught me to embroider. Take care, Darlene

  7. Sorry, My daughter's Cheyenne was signed in, The above comment is from me Darlene from Welcometomariasantoinete. Take care, Darlene

  8. What a wonderful find! You are so creative that these will come in handy!

  9. What a treasure chest you have found! I have a sizeable collection that I've managed to accumulate over the yrs. and they are a prized possession!