Saturday, 9 April 2016

Something Old, Something New

I have had a little dabble here and there just recently on Ebay.  Not knew items second hand ones that I liked and this particular one is something very old but something very new to me as well.  Something I intend to work at when I get a chance.  It is a part worked tablecloth and two full corners have been worked and one partly worked the fourth is yet to be done.  It is very fine work on linen and it is a lovely large cloth.  I like hand embroidery I always have so this will be a lovely item to finish off and then be able to use. 

It will go beautifully with some of the green glass that I have been collecting recently.  What threads there were have also been sent which I was not expecting and so I will have to carefully match them up on a trip into town soon.  It is a lovely piece and someone has spent a lot of time working on it.  It will go beautifully with some of the items I have inherited and some of the items I already had. Needless to say I am very chuffed with this cloth.

The pattern seems to be a combination of flowers foxglove, honeysuckle, Rose, stylised Lily and sweetpea and lots of greenery.  I am going to see if I can trace the design from the unworked section so that I can use it elsewhere.  I really am taken with it.

Right must get on deep cleaning the kitchen  - deep deep joy.  Must be done.

Catch you later




  1. I am really taken with it too, Patty.. So pretty.. xoxo

  2. Hi Faye,

    It is very fine work probably two threads of embroiderers cotton at the most. I am chuffed to have it just hope my embroidery is as good as the original owner's. It is a while since I have done any but thought it might be good to sit on a swing in the garden and work on a tambour frame if not it will have to wait until the winter months. Am going to trace the design so that I can use it again. Hope and yours are keeping well. Blessings.

    Tricia (aka Pattypan) xx


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