My daughter-in-law, Kristi, gave me a bag of lace items that she inherited from her Grandmother. While working on my office over the weekend I opened the bag to look through what she'd given me and found 4 wonderful vintage hand knit and crocheted doilies. I gave them a hand wash in the sink and then stretched them out flat on a towel to dry them. They are beautiful! I wanted to share them with you - this first one is knitted. I've never had a knitted one.I am fascinated with the pinwheel design in the center!
The second one is a nice oblong centerpiece or dresser scarf done in crochet.
This is a smaller, round crochet one - they are all done with tiny thread and a fine needle, very fine work!
I think they will all look very nice on my baby grand piano! They will all find a very nice home here.
This one amazes me! All those pinwheels.. isn't it something?
I wonder.. who made these? I'll have to ask Kristi if she can find out more information on them.
Thank you, Kristi!
A close up of the swirliness.
I laid them all out on my lace tablecloth so you could see the different sizes.
It's been snowing here all day.. tiny, icy flakes. I went ahead and drove in to Portland to attend my DAR meeting (Daughters of the American Revolution). Our speaker, Kate, gave a compelling presentation about the Declaration of Independence - and how all the signors realized that they very well could be signing their death sentence. How they were hunted down and their families were captured and tortured and most if not all of them lost their fortunes. I learned a lot today.
And now, I am happily sitting with my dear husband by the fire and am writing to you. :-)I called hubby to tell him I was on my way home - and told him that our luncheon was a cold salad on a very cold day and we both suggested at the same time that we go to dinner at Tad's Chicken n' Dumplin's. :-) Yay! I hope you are warm and happy where you are. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)