Friday, February 29, 2008

Four matching doilies.

I couldn't resist bidding for these doilies; they match something else in my collection. Without pulling everything out and checking, I can't remember if it was a tablecloth or table runner/centrepiece, but I know I've got this pattern somewhere.

Slightly better picture - after they had been ironed!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

ANOTHER Peacock table runner.

Arrived from the USA today. This is a real beauty, with the same design at each end of the runner, but in partially varying colours. In pristine condition, beautifully stitched, and hand crocheted around the edge.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Egg on my face...

I don't know if it is just a coincidence, or if my husband has a photographic memory, but he was right about the peacock design on the runner I've just received. I do have another one very similar! But the other is on a pillowcase, and the colours are slightly different, so I still feel justified in keeping both.

I have two more peacocks on the way - another table runner which looks superb on the eBay photo! And a set of four napkins or doilies, which match a tablecloth I bought last year from a different seller. Watch this space!!

Table runner from the USA.

This arrived yesterday. Ken remarked "It looks the same as all the others you've got". Well, peacocks look like peacocks, of course, but I guess he doesn't appreciate the subtle differences between embroidered designs and the real thing. However, I must admit even to me they are starting to look similar. I think it's about time I took the whole lot out of storage, laid them all out on the floor and made sure they are all different!

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Stunning stitchery on this centrepiece!!

I must sound like a broken record sometimes, but again, this is a very special piece I'm sure you'll agree - and for once it is 'home-grown' - not from the USA! Ebay of course - from N.S.W.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Finally - some more stitched peacocks!

Gosh, I didn't realise it had been so long since I posted any photos here! I think I'd better do a stock take of my peacock embroideries; I'm sure I had more than this since last October.
In the meantime, these two arrived today from the USA via eBay:

This is what Americans call a scarf, although whether or not they mean a head scarf is unclear to me. It could also be a table centrepiece, or a cushion cover...whatever it was supposed to be, it is in very good condition.

This is a fairly large table runner; quite old I think, but in pretty good condition, apart from some dye run where it has been washed inappropriately. One of our Guild members has advised me on how to fix that, so I'll give it a go someday.