Yesterday afternoon I found a few of my new purchaces in the ironing pile...
... for a while it became more interesting to gather my nicest French embroideries and iron them...
... than to do the shirts!
The little village scene comes from a napkin holder (at least that's what I think these little bags are):
I've found some beautiful embroidery on these bags, and no-one seems to value them any more.
This beautiful scene, covering all seasons, is half of a wonderful cloth which elizabethd gave me when we met last month.I found this emboridered woolen picture at a VG last week.
This is a teatowel - these could also be one of the things I'd be prepared to sell (thanks so much for your thoughts and advice below, BTW - I am going to take my time to think about it).Its wonderful black background leads us on to the next set of visual prettiness, prepared by Son 1 while he's been off school ill...He's gathered together his origami books, old and new, and used origami paper to make some of his favourite models.This one's a tadpole, in case you were wondering!
Son 2, however, has been inspired by his geometry lessons at College.He had a real challenge producing a design a bit like this for homework, then next thing we know, he's doing it for fun!This is another circle made with straight lines - he thinks it's magic!