A box of treasures showed up in the mail
A little while ago Martha Ann mentioned that she had a bunch of lace and tatting odds and ends that she was sending my way. Today that box of treasures showed up.
As I carefully pulled each piece from the box I photographed it for you so you could share in enjoying this box of treasures.
|A length of embroidered net, old soft fine stuff.|
|Rose patterned tatting. Lots of magazines and booklets had various patterns for this sort of work. Women would make this by the yard and it was used to edge linens. I haven't seen this particular pattern before but I have seen it's cousins.|
|A bit of embroidered batiste with a fine bobbin-lace border.|
|An insanely adorable baby bonnet made out of of cotton batiste and heavy lace. I think I may have to force one of my future grandchildren to wear this bonnet once. I ask their forgiveness in advance.|
|A tatted topper for a child's dress or night gown.|
|A doily and coaster set.|
|This linen dresser scarf has a crochet edging that has a great graphic look.There are a couple of teeny repairs I need to make to the linen. I think this will get lots of use.|
|A sweet doily made out of yards of narrow lace.|
|Another graphic crochet trim. I have never seen this pattern before|
|Hand crochet lace that used to border a doily|
|Nice work on beautiful linen|
|fine bobbin lace|
|Random lengths of crochet edgings|
|A pretty scalloped edging|
|I don't think I have ever seen such a delicate example of embroidered lace. Check out that satin stitch.|
I can't wait to start to use some of these pieces.