A visitor arrived today. Sort of.
Mary told me in an e-mail that she was sending me a few things from the boxes of her Aunt Ellie's needlework supplies.
They arrived today and what FUN to look through them all! I saved the packages until I had my afternoon coffee made and it was a treat to see what was inside.
Remember iron-on embroidery transfers?
There was a whole package of them. I had the best time looking through those and already have an idea of something I'd like to do.
I never met Mary's aunt. (Heck, I've never even actually met Mary!) We would have gotten along great I think and would have had much to talk about since it is apparent we share some interests.
A quote from the book there in the back, "The New Encyclopedia of Modern Sewing" 1946
"It's the inalienable right of every baby to look adorable. And it's the privilege of every mother, aunt, grandmother and friend-of-the-family to make sure of this. Whether it is for your own special bundle of bliss or somebody else's blessed event, making things for a baby with your own hands comes under the department of pure pleasure."
I could hardly believe it when I saw this as the first paragraph of chapter 10 - Stork Set. I have that quote in my index card file, copied from a magazine years ago and I use it every time I give a handmade baby gift. I immediately pulled out my index card and sure enough it was credited to this book.
What treasures. Thank you Mary.