|My Gift from Daughter: An Intact Vintage Craft Book!|
And here they are, side by side: my mother's copy and the one daughter got for me!
|The Two Books|
This one has the front and back covers and all 160 pages, although the body of the book has separated from the covers. That's to be expected of a 65 year old softcover book! My mother's book is missing the covers, the first 4 pages and 40 pages at the back.
|Inside Front Cover and Page 1|
The last 40 pages missing from my mother's copy contain items for the house and gifts to make, including cross stitch patterns:
|Cross Stitch Bouquets|
5 pages of aprons, including these:
Embroidered kitchen towels:
|Kitchen Towels and the Inside Back Cover|
The inside of the book is in good condition, but it smells a bit musty. And the pages are quite brittle, so I need to be careful when I turn them. When I looked through the back pages that are now missing from my mother's book, I could vaguely recall seeing them. There are several pages of dolls clothes and soft toys - I am sure I looked at them as a child. I am looking forward to slowly going through the book and maybe even making one or two items from the patterns given there.
Thank you, daughter, for this lovely gift!