Shakers and Amish. They are all very accomplished in the gentle art and quilting and I am so interested in that sort of thing and their history as well.
The coloured plate pages of embroidery are stunning and I can almost not breathe at some of them. Studying the embroidery and the stitches it is an incredible journey through the decades and the history of stitchery, with some very clever stitcher's. I have not had time before now to look at these properly and have only just started to read them so I am enjoying it thoroughly.
I am getting quiet a collection of antique embroidery and stitching books but I have to say these are priceless. There are the names of the members at that time of the guild who worked putting these books together and a lovely page about the history of the guild at the time of publication.
Anyway I hope you have enjoyed a little peak but I will show you more in a few weeks as I go
Today is my Mum's Birthday so I am going over for a few hours today with Presents and of course Birthday cakes..... Meeting my Sister there and we are having our own little party. Unfortunately both husbands are working but we will have a fine time....
I hope to get some stitching done this afternoon and to finally next week get into my bomb site of a sewing room to give it a Spring clean and sort out.
I hope you all have a wonderful day and as always Happy Stitching! XX