Little Grey Bungalow
Now, this is interesting. That rose pattern was very popular back then. I remember doing a stamped 50" square linen tablecloth that my grandmother bought me to do for my hope chest (good grief!) It had clusters of that rose in cross stitch on each corner. I think it was part of the follow on to the introduction of the long stemmed red American Beauty rose craze. Our neighbour grew one: gorgeous, rich red urn shaped roses that opened full on long stems, on a vigorous bush that covered the fence between the houses. And, btw, grandma taught me to embroider before I started school. I've never seen this pattern crocheted before. It would make a nice table runner in heavier cotton for those of us who just can't crochet so finely.
That is lovely! I've never learned to crochet or knit - I'm a devout south-paw - but I can embroider and smock with the best of them.
Lady Anne - Did you ever try the old reverse image in a mirror to see the instructions in a how-to book in left handed perspective? I'd think a left handed person would be the best, but the mirror image is supposed to help (says the person who can't smock.)
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