"It takes ages to finish a quilt you're not working on!"

Saturday, October 29, 2005

MORE goodies!!

Another day of op shop finds and eBay arrivals! I received this lovely centrepiece from one of my favourite eBay sellers, a very generous lady who popped a little extra cloth in with this doiley. Possibly she felt it wasn't worth listing the cloth on eBay as it had two small holes in the middle, but she knows my tastes well enough to know that wouldn't worry me. It is a small (88cm) square supper cloth in whitework, beautifully stitched with some drawn threadwork as well. I haven't scanned it as whitework does not scan well enough to show the detail, so you will have to take my word for the beauty of this piece. I often find the stitching on white work is unbelievably perfect in comparison to much of my collection of the usual multi coloured stitching; I wonder if this is because it was more difficult to work with, therefore the embroiderer took more care than usual?
Getting back to the centrepiece pictured, I just had to bid for this item - the pastel colours are very subtle, and the stitching is exquisite as usual.

1 comment:

Maggie Ann said...

It sounds like an heirloom. white on white is beautiful, like some classic beauty who needs no further embellishment.