2 July 2011

Final book chat!

Also amongst the books was this final small one which I'd not seen before - a Workbasket.  This is volume 14 and number 6.  It was published in March 1949 when I'd have been 5 and a bit years old.

Finally I'm showing you the handwritten notes that were in the package.  These SO reminded me of the ones that gran made and which I have somewhere in the house.  Little notes as reminders on working the patterns.  I really, really wonder who the person was who owned all these treasures.


Cindy said...

Thanks for sharing all of these treasures! I love coming across handwritten notes - it always makes me wonder about the writer as well. I have come across little notes in my gran's cookbook that make me smile - those are the best :)

miscellanea said...

I often found, that in handwritten notes from books interesting, sometimes complete new patterns were hidden or at least really improved versions of the patterns shown in the books.
Cool finds. Congratulations!

Robert said...

Interesting what the note's mean - some a person can figure out but others are total jibberish. I know my mom did the same on her knitting patterns. Is this the first time you saw a Workbasket magazine? I would have a few duplicates if you would like to trade? A couple tatting patterns in each issue, along with lots of other crafty stuff and recipes, etc.

IsDihara said...

Your are so lucky to have this lot of tatting treasures! Thank you so much for sharing!

Kathy Niklewicz said...

I've enjoyed reading about your treasures!

I have notes that look just like those, and I still write out the 'old' patterns that way - line by line. There was a need even back then to write out the rings and chains on separate lines. I know publishers needed to save space by running the lines together (I pitied the typeswetters and proofreaders!), but I'm so glad that that patterns are much easier to read now. And we also have detailed photos and diagrams! You certainly go to great lengths to write out and draw your patterns, which is very much appreciated!

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