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

Friday, June 02, 2006


This is one end of a gorgeous table runner from the U.K. One of my e-correspondents over there tells me that this kind of thing is seriously UNDER-rated in the U.K., and they just love it when the Aussies snap them up on eBay!
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5 comments:

Maggie Ann said...

Is that solid stitching on the blue dress and bonnet and the flowers? Wow! Why I wondor is it under-rated in the U.K.?

Gina E. said...

Yes Maggie, the stitching on the bonnet and dress is satin stitch, with a border of outline stitch around each section. At first glance, I thought it was button hold stitch like the flowers, but I have just had a closer look and I don't think it is now. Hard to tell from the back - the embroiderer was very untidy I'm afraid!
Apparently some English people feel the Crinoline lady is so old fashioned and out-dated, they just don't feel it is worth collecting. Not Vintage lovers, obviously!

Gina E. said...

Grrrrr! I meant button HOLE stitch, not Hold! Can anyone tell me how to edit a comment once it is posted on your blog? I went to Dashboard and I know how to edit an original post, but not my comment. Other than deleting it and starting again, that is.

Ribbonwiz said...

another gorgeous Crinoline lady...
Beautiful!

Lee-ann said...

Gina this crinoline piece is so lovely the blue is very catching don't you think. I was told once by a seller of a piece of crinoline "O! THEY ARE A DIME A DOZEN" over here the more that leave and head to Australia the better. I agreed lol lol lol

hope you enjoyed your long weekend