Friday, 22 October 2010

Seaside, applique quilts & monograms

I have been away for a few days break down to the North Yorks coast. We stayed at Gisborough Hall - dating to the 1850's.

It was a warm contrast to the beautiful but bracing weather in Whitby

It was sunny but the wind was straight from the North Pole!
And Saltburn beach was even more windswept - but it didn't seem to bother the jet skier and canoeists that were out there in the thundering waves!

I  found some more delights to sell on eBay now that I have returned - these textiles are from Yorkshire too. This is a very sweet applique hand stitched quilt with tulips on a lilac background.


                And my favourite - lots of monogrammed linens - sheets, pillowcases and tablecloths.  This is a sheet but there are also matching pillowcases with an alternative mongram

 I wonder if the needlewoman was trying out different styles of monogram as the rest of the embroidery decoration is the same. From a different house came the more angular style monogram below

                                 This is also the same house and initials but in a different style again.
 A useful site to look at the differing styles and designs of monograms can be found at 

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