Friday, May 23, 2008

Quote of the Day



"The girls resorted to all sorts of devices to keep themselves alive
during this dreary season. They had little epidemics of occupation.
At one time it was "spattering," when all faces and fingers had a
tendency to smudges of India ink; and there was hardly a fine comb
or tooth-brush fit for use in the establishment. Then a rage for
tatting set in, followed by a fever of fancy-work, every one falling
in love with the same pattern at the same time, and copying and
recopying, till nobody could bear the sight of it. At one time Clover
counted eighteen girls all at work on the same bead and canvas pin-
cushion."

(What Katy Did At School, by Susan Coolidge).

Cross-stitch pattern from The Priscilla Colored Cross-stitch Book, #2. This book (and many others) may be found online at the Antique Pattern Library.

2 comments:

GDad said...

That's awesome. It looks like an old 8-bit console game.

Pixel Power!

Shay said...

Geek.

(and I mean that in the nicest possible way).