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Carol Barclay
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Procrastination Switch -- HSMC 2016, January
The Historical Sew Monthly Challenge for January was Procrastination. I was planning to finish my major put-off, the 1830s stays I really need to go under the 1830s dress I have planned, but will have to keep them on hold a while longer. I have to travel ab...
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Swell Ties to Crochet
My brother is an avid stamp collector and recently acquired a stack of old envelopes. In one, he found a pamphlet of instructions to crochet neckties from the1920s, which was given to me.the envelope is addressed to Miss Katharine B. Collier, of Vassar Coll...
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Portrait of a Young Lady, Giovanni Battista Moroni, c.1560-65
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Iffy Starts School
When I was a girl, my mother had a close friend who had many unusual things in her home. Her father was an estate lawyer, and occasionally, when he settled estates after clients' deaths, he was made welcome to take home things no one wanted. His daughter wa...
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New year, new plans
Probably the biggest excitement for me when starting the new year is the 2016 Challenge List for the Historical Sew Monthly Challenge . (I know, sad life!) I am more of a planner than a doer, I know. Getting that list of topics for sewing starts me on a bin...
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New Year's Eve with Dolly and Minerva
Do we "ring" in the New Year or "bring" in the New Year? Both are correct, as this article explains. Dolly and Minerva have organized a small party at their new house, mainly to avoid another raucous baccanale at a night club.  Doris and Mabel Arrow are the...
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Moving Into The New House
Dolly and Minerva waited until after Christmas Day to move into their new home, a lovely brownstone townhouse. Mrs. Pierrepont had departed for Georgia by train before Christmas and, as she promised, had left the place fully furnished. The furnishings and d...
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