you all flatter me! (*blush*) thank you for your many kind comments on the blogiversary. now, today’s contest.
up for offer today are some of my older patterns.
the three mary maxim graph-style patterns (c) 1955-59, seen here
the one with the car intarsia on it has part of the chart scribbled over, but should be decipherable should you choose to try it. also, there’s a men’s version of the fleur-de-lis one that you cannot see because of overlap.
along with these, a bunch of older books on edgings – including crochet, knitted, and tatted
here’s a nice sample of some edging on a store bought table cloth that my grandmother did. she’s in her mid to late 80’s now, so that may give you some time table. i don’t know what year she did this one and, of course, i see no dates on any of these. i feel that the small ones may be more recent. to me, edgings make me think of 1950s and before, thus the fact that they are placed in this category. although, i suppose we could apply the edgings in these books to the edges of shawls now. i love finding knit and crocheted edgings on pillowcases at thrift stores.
my favorite item in these books? tatted collar to spruce up your shirt, anyone?
comment if you’d like the chance to win! and adding to the earlier rules, you can enter as many of the five days as you like – but you can only win one. i believe in spreading around the love.