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

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

New stuff for the collection ex eBay.

Would you believe I bought all this for the paltry sum of $15 plus $8 postage?? Maybe it was because less people are checking eBay over the Christmas period. This first cloth is a stunning whitework on linen with gorgeous crocheted edge.
This item is unusual for me to keep, but I suspect it is very old, and the stitching on the net is exquisite. I would never attempt this kind of embroidery, but going by my reference books, it was something quite common way back when.
Cutwork is something else I don't keep a lot of, but this is such a nice example, I think I will keep this one.
Finally, yet another cloth in one of my favourite embroidery styles. I have about eight of these now - all different colours and patterns - lovely!

5 comments:

The Lone Beader said...

Excellent finds! I love the last blue & white one. Very pretty! :)

Gerry said...

WOW, what a steel! They are lovely. You have a wonderful collectoin of linens and doilies. It's very impressive.

I pop in today to tell you that you have been tagged for the You Make My Day Award.

Even though I seldom comment I do visit often. Take care!

Gina E. said...

Thank you Lone Beader and Gerry! I have posted a reply to you on your blogs.

Maggie Ann said...

I can't even imagine stitching on net, but that is exquisite!

Chelle said...

Wowzie! Love them all!