Thursday, September 11, 2008

Needlework and Stitchery

Recently I was given a little book full of needlework, knitting, crochet, and sewing patterns. It is missing it's cover and the first few pages, but the rest of the book is complete and transports me back to 1914, with patterns from a ladies camisole to the latest fashion in inexpensive motor bonnet !

This book is a dear little gem, full of ideas, suggestions and instructions on needlework and stitchery. It also has lots of advertisements for all manner of goods that you could buy in 1914.

The caption under this one says...Under these circumstances knitting progresses slowly.

I was so thrilled to receive this book, it even has some poetry and quotes.
I rather like this one :
He who is silent is forgotten, he who does not advance falls back, he who stops is overwhelmed, distanced, crushed; he who ceases to grow greater becomes smaller; he who leaves off, gives up....H.F.Amiel


pinkflowerbuttons said...

Gorgous book. Love books like this also and especialy with quotes and wisdom. Love your blog will be back to visit.

Melissa said...

wow- that's cool! but what.. is a 'comfortable knee cap' for??!

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