Stitches from the Past to the Present
Works in crochet as well as tatting are some of my very favorites. I have learned both crafts (tatting is easy by the way...I learned over the internet!!) and enjoy them at various times during the year. Whenever I see vintage work though, I just drool. The women of history have left a wealth of beauty for us to enjoy, and just think...if you are a crafter, someday in the future, YOUR work will be handled gently and loved by someone and maybe even be blogged about!!
This sweet little baby cap is silky soft with a lining of muslin. The stitching is wonderful, and I know that loving hands made it and cared for it over the years. Though not my own, it has recently become mine, and who knows...maybe some day I'll be a grandmother to a baby girl and I can take pictures of her wearing it, and then pass it on!
The ball of thread is from the attached doily that ruffles and swirls into a large sized doily. It's not complete, but it's close. Should I finish it? Or should I leave it as is by the original stitcher??
The crocheted roses are from the Present...I made them. I have a huge jar that I keep them all in...various colors of crochet thread and lots of roses! I've used some on my heart shaped pillows (a few are on the pillow on the right), and I love the softness they add to my projects. The heart shaped crocheted pink pin cushion is an older relic from a bygone day. Well worn, it saw its share of pins and I'm sure was loved by the previous owner. A whole shopping bag full of sewing goodness for a song!!
The tatting was from an etsy sale, as are many of the objects in that box, but they are favorites and therefore beloved by me!!
You know, I aspire to take beautiful photos of beautiful (to me) objects. This particular grouping was the easiest to put together for me because it includes ALL of my favorites...sewing, roses, vintage yummyness as that awesome box! If any of you have a similar box (with roses or something sweet covering it) that you'd be willing to sell, please email me and let me know about it...I'd love to add to my 'collection'!!
I am going to be linking up this post with a number of parties including the following:
Vintage Thingie Thursday
Treasure Hunt Thursday
Home Sweet Home
Feathered Nest Friday
Show and Tell Friday
It's a Hodgepodge Friday
A Crafty Soiree
Vintage Inspiration Friday
Thrifty Things Friday
Thrifty Things Friday
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