Alas, when I finally difted off to dream weird dreams, they flushed away my post.
So this is just a Hotchpotchery post!
This is a pic of a small leather case, with a pokerwork picture on the front. I think it must have been my mother's because it has her initials, MD faintly visible on the front.
Can you guess what it was for? It was an SOS for ladders! I would think perhaps in silk stockings, or lisle?
I just love it, although it is completely useless now. It even has some rather tangled silk left on the card.
And these are some wooden Sylko reels of cotton. I have kept the wooden reels, in case SG wants a caterpillar tractor some time. The silky thread can be quite nice for embroidery on dolls clothes too.
The buttons on the right in the pic are called Dorset Buttons, & they even have a spare thread to secure them to the garment. Aren't they lovely. And the old Hooks & Eyes. In this day of velcro, I dont suppose they are used much.
And this is a photo of some patterns for knitting - the teacosies are wonderful, they have woollen flowers as decoration. There is a crochet poodle, & other toys, plus hats & bedsocks. My mother had saved these & I see one is from 1953.
And this is a bag I made last winter- well I think I completed it last winter. It is an Ann Dimmer pattern- I think. I like to give credit, so hope I have it correct. I altered the little stitchery a bit to suit myself.
And last of all, this is in the "what the hell-came-over-me" category.
They really are so not me.
I dont know what I was thinking, but perhaps I was desperately hoping for cold weather & even snow! However, they are quite comforatable, so bring on the cold!
GOM eyed them with somewhat jaundiced eye. Said "Humph, they will make an interesting snack for Leo."
I will be watching them carefully, because they do look just like something Leo would LOVE.
I had this post all done this morning. I was being urged to get a move on, as we had to go out. I lost the whole thing! I was so pissed off! To think I had lost the nights post then the 'real' one.
We have a lot on our mental plates at present, & it is telling on both of us.
I hope you enjoy the hotchpotch.