Sunday, September 13, 2009

Recipe for September - Raisin Cake

This is a handwritten recipe found in a copy of the
1923 Household Science Cookbook

1 C Sugar
1/4 C butter
1 egg well beaten
1 cup raisins cooked 20 min in 1-1/2 cups water
1/2 C raisin water
1 tsps soda
2 cup flour
Bake in loaf

Browse our fantastic selection of vintage Cookbooks . They all contain more delicious and unusual recipes.

Do you have your own special recipe that you would like to share? (you know... the one everyone raves about when you make it???). Send it to me at Recipes . I'd love to include it here and in my next newsletter!!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

FREE with Purchase!!

I've "inherited" an amazing collection of vintage Craft patterns and other items that were once offered as "advertising" giveaways by Manufacturers and Retail Stores. Most of these items are at least 10 years old and older and I'm offering them FREE with any purchase as a special thank you to my wonderful customers. I'm just starting to get these added to the store with lots more to come. New Items will be added each month so please check back often! Come see what Free with Purchase items I've listed so far!! Select any ONE item and receive it FREE with your purchase.

Offer good while supplies last!! NO minimum purchase required.

Offer limited to one item per purchase.

Visit me at Stone Hill Collectibles and check out all the goodies I have listed. You're welcome to kick off your shoes and set a spell. We love company!!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Huck Weaving or Swedish Weaving

Huck weaving, also known as Swedish Weaving, is a very popular and fascinating form of needlework. The double raised thread that runs parallel to the selvage, usually considered the wrong side of material, is used to weave the designs. Some designs may also be worked on the right side of material using the single loops that run lengthwise of material.

The collage of patterns shown in blue are from a vintage Aunt Martha's booklet: Huck Weaving Patterns. Not dated but most likely circa 1960's. This is a great collection of Huck patterns with numerous Borders, Flowers, and more.

Designs are always started in the center of material with only a few exceptions. Count the pairs of threads to find the exact center of huck material to be decorated. This spaces the pattern evenly so edges will end alike. Begin with a thread long enough to work across the design without joining.

Work from left to right. Pull working thread half way through under center loop or threads, leaving remaining length to work other half of design. Count accurately and keep thread on top; never allow it to go through on underside of material. Do not pull threads too tight or piece will pucker. Cotton fabrics should be pre-laundered to minimize potential shrinkage.

Some excellent examples of completed Huck Weavings are shown below, used to embellish a Frame, as a Towel border, on a Place Mat, Napkin Ring, Clutch Purse and more. These are projects and patterns included in a 1981 "Teach Yourself" leaflet which illustrates six basic stitch types and techniques needed for working these huck patterns.

Please come visit Stone Hill Collectibles and enjoy browsing the selection.... now close to 1000 vintage and out of print Craft Pattern items in addition to other wonderful vintage treasures.