Saturday, December 14, 2013


Look what I picked up from the "Free Table" at guild this week. 

First, that Simplicity Sewing Book is dated 1972.  Lower left is the price, $1.  It is filled with the clothes and accessories I wore when I was 21 years old.  Even my husband had fun looking at it.  Mini skirts, knit fabric bell bottoms, jumpers, crochet short pullover vests, etc.  Too fun!  It also contains lots of tips and tricks still in use today.  Fun!  Fun!

Top left is 'Historic Australian Quilts, by Annette Gero.  It was published in 2000, and was signed to by author in 2002 in Houston.  I've read lots about the history of quilts in the USA, but very little about that history in Australia.  So much history, such rich photos, lots of good reading here.

Top right, 'Quilts of Illustion' published 1988.  This one includes photos of old antique quilts in patterns such as Delectable Mountains,  Tumbling Blocks, Stairway to Heaven, etc. While there are a few patterns, this is mainly a historical documentary book.  Love it!

All three of these books are in brand new condition.

Bottom right, you'll recognize a brand new pattern for doll clothes.  Not of historical significance, but cute doll clothes.

I'm off to finish wrapping and cleaning for the holidays.  Hope you have a productive weekend.


Mary-Pat Sherman said...

Hi Pat:
Great finds on the 'free' table. If you think of it sometime, post a couple of pics from the 1972 Sewing book. I'd love to see what I wore back then.
I'm cleaning and organizing cupboards in my motor home ..... mainly the bathroom - hair stuff (where did I get it all?), cosmetics (I don't even wear makeup most days!) and meds (who needs 5 separate containers of aspirin?)
Enjoy your weekend.
PS: I gave your bloggin website to a lady I met this week in the RV park who is a quilter. Don't know her name.

Wacky Woman said...

Definitely, trash to treasure!