Tuesday, May 30, 2006


What a pleasure it is to have a gift arrive from "mum" these lovely embroidered table cloths arrived without fanfair! and without any notice! just a parcel in the post from my mum!.........................thanks mum they are stunning pieces stitched with love and as mum (who is in her 70s) is just having classes now to learn how to do the crocheted edges I think her work is stunning.

Again I thank my mum for my gift and jsut wanted to share the photos with you all.
have a real nice day!


Gina E. said...

WOW!! Lee-ann, they are beautiful!! Has she just made those items recently or are they something she did a long time ago and has just decided to pass on to you? How perfect to show off your china on...I'm drooling!

Lee-ann said...

Gina thank you, yes they are stunning pieces arn't they I was in shock the crinoline lady cloth she did a long time ago but I have never seen it with its edge she just did that and then decided to give it to me. the other one has been hers for a very long time a gift to her when she was 23years old. they are so yummy I have had them out and then in the draw and then out and then on the table etc. etc. all day yesterday.

Gina now I have these very nice pieces please tell me how best to keep them? I do recall you mentioned rolling not folding is that right.

thank you for taking a look Gina

abeautifulcraft said...

These are just pure delightful ... treasure them always, they are really stunning!

Gina E. said...

Hi Lee-ann, yes it is best not to fold linens to store them for any length of time, as it weakens the fabric after a while. I hang my cloths up on a plastic hanger (not wire or wood) so they are not crushed by having stuff piled on top of them. Or, you could roll smaller items up over the cardboard inner tubes from Gladwrap etc. If you have big cardboard rolls from other packaging sources, I guess they would be just as suitable for table cloths. Another way to protect them from dust and dirt is to wrap them in an old sheet or other large piece of cotton or calico type fabric. The purists recommend storing linen in acid free tissue paper, but I don't bother with that for two reasons: firstly I don't know where to buy it, and secondly I would need reams of the stuff and it would probably cost a fortune!

Lelia said...

Lee-Ann: Such beautiful pieces! Aren't you the lucky one today : ) I'd put them out, too! I'm so excited to see the pictures. Such a talented "Mum"

Val said...

Hi, Lee-Ann,
I found your blog via Kali in Tasmania.

I go up to Castlemaine quite a bit, have a 10-acre bush block near there. Do you go to the Restorers Barn up there? I'm going to look for some of that green glass like Kali showed in her blog. I always see so much of that at the Fryerstown Antique Fair but I don't think I'll wait until January.

My mother did embroidery like that too, I remember the crinoline lady with that bonnet. That was in Brooklyn, NY in the 1930s. The world can be a small place!

ms*robyn said...

yep, I knew it - Gina E was the first to comment, as soon as I saw the photo, I knew she would smell the embroidery! lovely !

norththreads said...

These are so lovely! Lucky you!

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