Thank you all so much for embracing 'the purple bag'. I'm thinking it may be time to actually use it - everyone has been so supportive, so perhaps I'll be brave.............LOL.......... My sewing group met last week, with ten members present, and everyone had a pleasant and productive day. Some ladies made a start on their premmie quilts, and some have already finished a number. I hope this isn't boring everyone, but I managed to finish another little one, in crochet this time - 8 ply acrylic. It's very soft to the touch, and should be a nice keepsake for someone. I like this little pattern, starting in one corner, and working on the diagonal. It gives a lovely relief design on completion.
My friend Neitta gave me a box of old books and patterns. It was amazing to see so many that I have myself, or have had over the years. I am very interested in this one, which has some detailed instructions on several different stitches.............well, the names of the stitches are 'different', but they seem to have been given new names now. One that comes to mind is 'Alston Stitch', an elaboration on chain stitching, and another called 'Flake Stitch', which we know as thread painting/long and short. I find it interesting that the terms have changed. There are also some lovely crochet and tatting patterns in the latter part of the booklet. I would be interested to know if anyone else has, or has seen this publication.