I was amazed to find out that a friend’s grandmother was 83 years old. She didn’t look a day over 60. She spent a lot of time working in her garden in the sunshine, but she always wore a wide-brim hat and long sleeves to protect her skin.

While I was browsing RVs on Craigslist, I found this photo of a clever valance. Even camping can be glamorous!

You can make a quick valance or curtain topper to perk up any space.

I love the editor of the magazine where I find most of the patterns that I publish. When someone writes in to ask a question about a pattern, she often begins her replies with “I scarcely see how the instructions could be more clear…” or “This answer has been given so often that it hardly seems necessary…”.

Set in a cabbage patch, a stork welcomes a new baby. Featuring the motto “May all your Troubles be Little Ones”, this crocheted lace wall hanging pattern was designed by Mary Card as a pillow cover in 1925.

This gorgeous filet crochet centerpiece is constructed by adding lace triangles to a square of fabric. Sew the large triangles to your fabric square, crochet smaller triangles along the resulting straight edges, add the included fancy picot edging, and you’re done! Designed by Mrs.

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