Sunday, January 10, 2010

Little Present.

Just picture me at work on Saturday morning, it is 30 something ridiculous and the airconditioning has decided to die. Perfectly set to have a really awful morning really. Then along comes a lady I used to work with who has brought me a 'little' present

There are a lot of Doilies here!! How much better the day turned out with that one kind gesture. Her dad has just moved into Town and in the unpacking she has found all these Doilies of her Mum's and Grandmothers. Amazingly she has remembered that I collect and use them and has passed them to me to use them as I want. 

Gorgeous!!!! Now I just have to decide whether I will use them or try to get the stains out and put them in my Collection. Yes, they are something else I collect (you all know I am a hopeless hoarder!!!)

11 comments:

NEEDLEWINGS said...

What a wonderful inheritance! I am sure you are just thrilled!

The Back Shed said...

I am, they really are gorgeous.

Chris said...

You are a lucky, lucky girl Jackie....but you sooooo deserve it! xxx

Enchanted Moments said...

Oh my Goodness.......what a perfect piece of handy work history...you are very lucky to have been given such a lot Jackie..my sister bid on a bundle up in the Barossa the other day and they went for over $100.00 ....I think even $140.00
Cherish them, as I know you will...I bet it was fun sorting through them all for the first time, like finding treasure..!!!xxx

Val - Apple Cottage said...

Oooh - what a very special gift. What a wonderful surprise and such a treasure.

Cherie said...

Oh my giddy aunt! They are TDF! Let us know what you decide. Good things happen to good women ;)

Little Ted Canvas said...

They are gorgeaous, I can understand your dilema!!

theoldboathouse said...

How exciting. i just love going through bundles of linen, cheers Katherine

Judy said...

Oh Jackie....what a lucky lady you are! :)
They are just gorgeous!!! :)

Pearlin J said...

Gorgeous doilies!You are very lucky :)

Miss Prudence said...

Ooooh wonderful! I recognise some of the patterns from my own collection...I just can't bear to see doilies
discarded knowing that someone has put so much effort and love into stitching them.
Bravo for preserving such such and social history....we should do coffee and talk doilies!