I would like to highlight again some vintage linens that Gina of Petra’s Place has put on her blog. Gina posted these in response to a post about Lagartera embroidery. To my eye this napkin looks like Lagartera because it looks as if it is counted work but I will happily be corrected if anyone knows for sure.
This suppercloth is a candidate too. This doiley and cloth set also look like strong contenders although I can’t tell if it is counted work or if the person who stitched it is using stranded cotton instead of pearl. If you click on the images you have larger versions available and I have been peering at them as these pieces look as if it might be a pre stamped design which means they are inspired by Lagartera rather than true Lagartera. If anyone knows more about this style please let us know as I am curious.
On another note I have mentioned Maureen Greeson’s newsletter before but I am going to do it again as this months letter is a good one for anyone who is interested in crazy quilting. This month there is an article by Carol Samples, on using her templates another by Nancy Eha on large beaded motifs and Marie Alton has provided a pattern for a card. Betty Pillsbury has also provided a pattern for a Silk Ribbon embroidered Topiary. Maureen herself has added a forget-me-knot motif. There are a good few other articles of interest too. I highlight the newsletter because so often you sign up and the newsletter which turns out to be more a sales pitch than anything else. This is not the case with Maureen’s newsletter as it always features articles, patterns and designs of interest to crazy quilters. I am not associated with Maureen in any way, there is no kick backs or advantages to me, I just think the newsletter is good and subscribing is free.
The next few weeks will be fun but busy for me as the crazy quilting on line class at Joggles.com is starting today – actually since we are ahead by the clock it’s starting tonight in OZ the date February 16 is actually Feburary 16 in the US. I wonder if through the influence of the net we are going to start talking about Greenwich time for things like this?