Sunday, February 3, 2013

Shauna's Gift

I have a very generous, warm-hearted friend.

Shauna's mother saved her mother's linens for years and years.  After her mother passed away, Shauna has slowly gone through her things and has decided to part with some of them.  When I saw her recently in California, she gave me a large bag full of treasure.

I've become more and more interested in incorporating vintage textiles into my work--just ask eBay about all the quilt blocks and fabrics I've been bidding on.  This lace trove here will keep me engaged for months.

There are doilies....

...and more doilies.

Lots and lots of the lace is crocheted.  Isn't that rick rack neat in its lace incarnation?

Some of the pieces are very fine and very old.

Just breathtaking to me, from another age entirely.

I can't wait to get to work with these new elements.  The second book is coming along very well, so I'll be able to venture forth into this new direction in a little while....

Thanks for stopping by!  I know I've been rather piano lately.....







20 comments:

sharonb said...

That should keep you busy - it will be fun seeing what you do with it

NickiLee said...

Such beautiful treasures - lucky you! I know you will find just the perfect project for them and I look forward to seeing them. I'm tapping my toes waiting for your next book - soooo excited for you!

Wilma said...

What a great gift Allie, I am looking forward to what you are going to make from it!

Susan Elliott said...

Droooooling...It couldnt' have gone to a more talented receiver who will do it justice. GO RAVENS!!!

Gerry Krueger said...

That is how I got into crazy quilting... I patched and embellished vintage embroidered pieces and old lace. I am sending you a couple pictures... I have so much left I've been thinking of doing it again... Gerry

magicthimblecreations said...

I am just going through my Mom's linens. Some came from my Grandmothers from both sides of the family. I also have my Mom's hand embroider wedding dress minus the most of the satin under the chiffon overlay with the embroidery.

My friend and I are going to examine the items and try to figure out ways to best use or display the item. I am sure you are happy to be blessed with a great friend who thought to share with you. Looking forward to see how you use them.

Suztats said...

Ooooh, gorgeous lace treasures! What fun you'll have!

Conni said...

Gorgeous lace - and what a wonderful gift! You'll have fun with that little treasure trove!

Jen said...

I can't think of a better person to receive these linens

Marty52 said...

What a treasure trove you have received... I know you'll do something spectacular with it!

Amy said...

Your treasures are beautiful.Very generous friend you have.I just bought your book,LUV IT! I am anxious to ge tgoing onsomething small.

FredaB said...

Allie I can't wait to see what you do with these. Beautiful gift.

Hugs

fredaB

miekenoor said...

Oooooooooooh, so lovely, they tell such old and interesting stories don't you think?

miekenoor said...

Allie, have you ever heard of Karen Ruane? See her blog, you will love it, I think. http://karenruane.blogspot.nl/

Judy S. said...

Wow! That should keep you busy for a bit. Can't wait to see what you'll create with them and glad you'll put them to use!

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