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linens 29 Mar 2015 22:19 #128772

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Hello Carol,

My sympathies to you for your loss. It's so sad that you mom didn't use her linens. Many people feel things like that are too precious to use, except for special occasions that rarely arise. I'm so glad that my great-grandmother made me promise to use the quilt that she made for me when I got married. I enjoyed it for about 25 years until it became too fragile for daily use. Now, I plan to replicate it. Also, I ask recipients of quilts that I make for them to please use them.
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linens 27 Mar 2015 06:00 #128670

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Reetzbobeetz wrote:
If you google 'old English alphabet letters images' you will be able to see that it's a G.

I did and you're right! That's why it doesn't make any sense. Although my married name is Grant! LOL There are no surnames from either side of the family with 'G' I guess it doesn't really matter because I'll pull out what I might want and the rest goes with estate liquidation. My parents have no grandchildren & my brother & I don't need fancy linens.

For those of you who have lost both parents and have had to sell the family home - I bow to you. It is soooo hard and it is a small house. Dad died in 1992, but I was planning my wedding then so I had something else to focus on. I give mom credit because she had gotten rid of a lot of stuff in the last few years, with help from her wonderful cleaning lady.
Carol in SW Michigan
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linens 27 Mar 2015 05:55 #128669

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Anne, You are probably right. :unsure: Carrie, now, after all this discussion what do you think?
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linens 27 Mar 2015 04:12 #128666

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Hi Lois, Surely the initial is the right way up when the bag is folded not when it is open???
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linens 27 Mar 2015 00:01 #128655

If you google 'old English alphabet letters images' you will be able to see that it's a G.
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linens 26 Mar 2015 19:38 #128643

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Anne, Look at it again where its unfolded. I think it's a P.
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linens 24 Mar 2015 05:29 #128580

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Lovely linens Carrie, I think the initials are C.F.....or G.F. entwined. If it was a P. it's the wrong way round
Anne
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linens 23 Mar 2015 19:13 #128575

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Definitely filet crochet! It is still done in Brazil.

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linens 23 Mar 2015 19:11 #128574

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twiglet wrote:
I think it's more a P but folded wrong. I loved the show as well, it was fascinating seeing how she used her templates and filled the spaces so beautifully. Just like Nancy :)
OMG A "P" makes so much more sense! Mom's maiden name and her mother's maiden name are both P. I just wasn't looking at it right side up. Thank you!

If I do use any of these for quilting, it will be awhile. Maybe I'll see some examples Saturday at the Int'l Quilt Festival in Chicago. Sooo looking forward to some 'me' time. :)
Carol in SW Michigan
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linens 23 Mar 2015 16:45 #128568

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I agree re filet crochet. One of my aunts used to make filet crochet table clothes, unfortunately none have survived.
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linens 23 Mar 2015 12:24 #128561

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I think it's more a P but folded wrong. I loved the show as well, it was fascinating seeing how she used her templates and filled the spaces so beautifully. Just like Nancy :)

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linens 23 Mar 2015 08:35 #128550

So did mine - valances around the beds etc. Sadly none of them have survived. I think it's a letter G Carrie.
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linens 23 Mar 2015 07:49 #128546

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I agree with your friend that the apron is filet crochet, I've seen that type of lace on church linens & my Gran made some too.


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linens 22 Mar 2015 21:11 #128543

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rehak wrote:
The linens are beautiful, Carol! The apron isn't tatting. Maybe it's Lefkara lace? I found some pictures online that look kind of like your apron.
A friend on-line said filet crochet. I can't figure out the letter on the blue cloth holding the linens. Is it a 'G'? Family surname s/b 'B', or paternal side would be 'V', mom's maiden name would be 'P'. So I'm stumped on this one.
Carol in SW Michigan
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