A blog about my interests, which include fabric landscapes and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Monday, March 05, 2012

Score # 1

I was able to feed my book addiction last week and was so thrilled to be able to find one I had been coveting for ages - and at a really (really!!) good price too.....

In the early 19th century Mrs. Beeton wrote the very famous 'Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management' and followed that with an equally fascinating tome about needlework.  I, of course, being a collector of embroidery books, have wanted to actually have a look at that book.  I was amazed to stumble upon it at a used book store - for the princely sum of $4!!!  I nearly fell all over myself grabbing it up!

This copy is facsimile edition published in 1986 - the original was in 1870.  I've included just one of the fascinating pictures here - the 592 page book is filled with hundreds more. 

SCORE!!!   (Tomorrow I will show you the other book I found)


  1. Great find. Isn't it nice when we find something we like unexpectedly and it doesn't cost an arm and a leg?

  2. Ohhh, I am jealous.
    have you changed your blog design? looks very spiffy.

  3. What a score! Lucky find. Are there tatting patterns, too? Mrs Beeton was well known for her writings on tatting.

  4. you lucky thing!!!


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