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

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Two new additions to the Collection.

In today's mail I received two packages - both of them eBay auction wins. One was a fabulous supper cloth featuring a peacock in each corner. You will find pictures of that here. The other was a three piece duchess set. Some people think the Semco 'novelty' themed doilies are just old trivia not worth collecting, but I see them as representing a certain era of needlecraft in Australia. Half a century ago, nearly all schoolgirls stitched one or more of these items which were targeted at a young age group, obviously to create interest in embroidery in young girls.
Going by the faultless stitching on this closeup, I doubt if it was done by a learning schoolgirl! Very pretty, don't you agree?

6 comments:

Gerry said...

These are lovely pieces.

Gina E. said...

Hi Gerry - you have email!

Lee-ann said...

Gina it is stunning true enough!

What a lovely subject too, yes very nice.

Lee-ann

Gretchen said...

Very pretty, nothing I could ever dream of doing.

~ Janice ~ said...

I love the garden cart one! It reminds me of a wooden cart my mother used to have full of geraniums!

Maggie Ann said...

Delightful! So homey...