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Saturday, March 08, 2008

Petit Point clock, and tatting edged doiley.

I have mentioned my MIL on here many times when she has given me some of her embroidery that she has 'discovered' in a bottom drawer. When I dropped in last Tuesday to see her, she gave me this little 'travelling clock'. It was given to her over 40 years ago, for her 25th wedding anniversary, and she thought I would like it because of the petit point tapestry cover. Isn't it just exquisite? I am so very lucky to be married to a darling man who has a darling Mother! This sandwich tray doiley is the one I mentioned in a previous post, that was included in my 'windfall' from Ken's cousin. I promised this close up pic to Gina and MaggieAnn, and anyone else who likes tatting.

6 comments:

Maggie Ann said...

Gina, These are soooo exquisite! Thanks for posting the pictures...

Gina said...

oh oh oh...this looks like the pillowslip edging I started years ago in purple & green (purple blossoms and green vine) and have come across just recently...don't have the pillowslip embroidery complete yet. :-(( Love the way this looks on here...and love your little tapestry thingie too.
:-) Gina B

The Lone Beader said...

The case for the clock is beautiful!

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Hi Gina,
What an adorable little clock! You are so very fortunate that your MIL thinks of you and gives you litle treasures like that.
Patricia :o)

Chelle said...

Wonderful family items! That makes them a little extra special.

TattingChic said...

Thank you for the closeup of the tatted oval sandwich tray. I love the edging. I'm a big tatting fan. I blog hopped over here from Maggie Ann's "Vintage 1906" blog. She had mentioned she did tatting on a comment on my blog. The edging is beautiful..the petit point cover on the clock is beautiful and you're right, you are lucky to be married to a darling man who has a darling mother, so sweet.