Saturday, August 30, 2008

Tucks, Tatting and Crochet

The sewing arts of tucks, tatting and crochet grace this antique bed at the Sturdivant Hall Museum. Back in the 19th Century, women took great pride in such skills, but these days, I have to wonder who has time for them?
My, my! We are too busy blogging!

7 comments:

Rose said...

I always wonder how the women of yesterday found time to do all the sewing they had to do, much less they sewing they did just for beauty.

smilnsigh said...

Beautiful photo of a beautiful art....

I'm not diminishing all the needle word done in older times, of course. But remember... there was no tv, no cars, not taking kids to sports and activities, no running to grocery store often, no telephones or computers for communication, etc. They simply had more time left, when their work was done. Even though they did more labor than modern housewives do.

Miss Mari-Nanci
Photos-City-Mine

The Texican said...

Comfy looking set. Reminds me of the good old days when the imprint of those fancy covers could be seen in your cheek after a nap. Pappy

GMG said...

Hi Rambling Round! First of all many thanks for your comment on my post of 08.08.08 at 08h08 at Blogtrotter, now in Kos, Greece! It was great to read you there. Second, sorry for the long delay to come here, but August was a terribly busy month, as everybody else seems to be in vacation… ;))
Anyhow, I found sometime now to land here and enjoy your blog. Crochet? It seems to have heard of it so long ago... ;))
Wish you a great weekend!

Jack and Joann said...

Believe it or not my daughter Jenn both crochets and knits and has made lots of wonderful things now that she stays home with her little baby.

I love to see embroidered pillow cases on a bed too.

Clyde said...

I don't think they had anymore time to do fancy needle work than we do they just made time.

CrazyCow said...

These are really pretty. Such a pity life has become so busy with stuff, that we don't have time to create such beauty any more.