Saturday, 29 August 2009
Not Crafty Hands, not Arty-Farty Hands, Not Handmade Hands... its Golden Hands. My gran had the full collection and I can remember browsing through them for hours as a child. I tried to learn to knit, crochet, cross-stitch and embroider but I never had the patience to sit still for so long or be so neat and careful. My grandma, on the other hand, could sew just about anything and was a prolific crochet-er and embroider-er. Lucky me, because now I have a whole range of beautiful, old-fashioned and gently worn embroidered goodies that decorate the home.
I picked up this brilliant collection on a weekend jaunt to Stawell. The op shop on the Stawell main street is a veritable treasure trove of goodness. It's as though the homes of all the best grannies in the world were raided to fit it out. And even better, the prices are super cheap. Each of these books were only $2! Op shopping in the country is the way to go.
There are a few books missing from this collection, so if anyone's seen these books anywhere else, let me know!