MAGPIE'S MUMBLINGS

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

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Thrifting find

A week or so ago we went on an expedition and ended up at a couple of our favourite thrift stores and I was quite happy to add to my embroidery book collection with these two...

 The one above is just a little book and was copyrighted in 1987 in England.  There are very good stitch directions in there, along with a number of patterns.

The below book was the real find (at least in my mind anyway).  It's huge  (512 pages to be exact)  and was copyrighted in 1979.  It's full of wonderful reading material and lots of things to drool over!  It covers knitting, crochet, knotted and wovenwork (including netting, tatting and weaving); embroidery, needlepoint, quilting and basic sewing.
I was pretty happy to plunk down my $3.99 for the bigger book and I think the smaller one was only a dollar.  Both were a steal!!

12 comments:

Suztats said...

You lucky duck! What a great find! Enjoy.

Mosaic Magpie said...

You may go to jail for those good steals! Great finds!
Deb

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Wow! Great finds.

~*~Patty S said...

Those treasures had your name on them...didn't they!

Great finds MA

Wishing you and yours a lovely weekend...
oxo

liniecat said...

A cracking couple of finds......nice buys!

Lynn said...

ohhh yes, great finds :) I haven't been to the thrift shops or antique shops in so long, must get out there soon. Enjoy !

arlee said...

some of the "old" books are better---basic, clear and no foufou crap about cutesy or "subversive" stuff!!! good scores!

Pam Kellogg said...

Very nice additions to your collection! Pam

fabriquefantastique said...

for some reason my thrifts hardly ever have needlework books or yarn...lots of other good stuff but never that.

dogonart said...

I picked up the Anchor book when I was at the V&A in London UK. then went on a mission for the others in the series. Found 4 altogether. We won't discuss difference in cost...not exactly thrift finds unfortunately.

karen said...

I have that stitching book!!!! It's brilliant.

karen said...

for a moment I thought you had been going through my drawers!!!