I love old needlework books, and this is one of my treasured possessions. It was given to me when I was about 6 by a very kind neighbour, when she found out about my love of embroidery and making things. The 'Little Girl's Fancy Work', edited by Flora Klickmann.
It's inscribed to Dorothy Williams, Christmas 1924, almost 80 years ago.
The illustrations are just lovely - and look at these fabulous advertisements for threads on the endpapers. I remember Peri-Lusta from when I was small, but sadly all my supplies are long used.
The detail and projects are really charming and so well written, they cover cross stitch on hardanger fabric, drawn thread work, freestyle embroidery, crochet and knitting - everything a little girl could possibly want to learn to become a well rounded young lady!