Monday, 24 March 2008

Easter Gifts

These beautiful little egg cosies
were given to me some years ago
by MrM's mother, my lovely mother-in-law.

They are exquisitely embroidered
with minute chain stitch
on the finest silk and soft satin
and lined with thin felt.

I know nothing about them
but I guess they are Victorian.

The colours are still bright
because they have not been used
and have been carefully packed away.

All that love making them to delight somebody
and they are still being admired now, years later.

You are making your legacy,
you clever, crafty ladies
as you knit and sew.

7 comments:

alice said...

They are gorgeous. Very special. Do you have an idea of age?

Florence said...

My goodness they're gorgeous! Lucky you to have such treasures in your family. x

dottycookie said...

Your house is filled with the most exquisite treasures, MrsM! thise must have been made bya very talented needlewoman - such tiny, even stitches. I am quite humbled.

bluemountainsmary said...

There is as dottycookie says, the most exquisite stitching in those egg cosies.

What made someone decide to do such gorgeous work to keep eggs warm I wonder?

driftwood said...

what gorgeous treasures.I would so look forward to breakfast with those on the table.

Ginnie said...

I didn't know there was such a thing as egg cosies. They are beautiful.

sukigirl said...

They are the most beautiful cosies I have ever seen!
How wonderful that they were passed on to you!
Thank you for sharing them!