HNW - Book find! And a question

Lynn Downward ldownward at
Thu Jan 18 08:29:54 PST 2001

>Lynn Downward wrote:
>>I went into my neighborhood 2nd hand store and found three books I couldn't
>>leave there to the masses.  The first two were by the same author, Mary
>>Someone and published in 1930 and 1931.  One was the Art of Embroidery, I
>>think, and the second was the Encyclopedia of Embroidery Stitches.  Both
>>looked brand hardly used in spite of the age and yellowing of the pages. I
>>know I've seen the author's name on this list many times as being a darned
>>good resource.  I just wish I had brought her name and the titles of the
>>books with me today.
>No doubt Mary Thomas. Sorry i can't help with the smocking question, though.
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YES!! That's it - Mary Thomas's Encyclopedia of Embroidery Stitches!  I got
too busy with kids' homework and some baking that I forgot to check last

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