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TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • FEATURES
    • Basic Embroidery Stitches
    • Tracing Designs
    • POEM:
      Favorite Ornaments
      by Phyllis North Lewis
    • SYMBOLS OF THE SEASON:
      • Stained Glass Beauties(felt)
        by Karen Taylor
      • Christmas Symbols in Needlepoint
        by Millie Willcoxson
      • Sir Frostwick the Snowman, Lord Arctic the Polar Bear and His Christmas Kids(knit)
        by Beth MacDonald
      • Fluttering of Cross-stitched Angels
        by Marianne Wourms
      • Crocheted Rings of Gold and Silver
        by Karen Taylor
      • Faux-Tin Angels and Stars
        by Karen Taylor
      • Glittery Glass Balls
        by Eve Mahr
      • Painted Angel and Santa
        by Sandi Gore Evans, Carol McNaught
    • BEAUTIFULLY VICTORIAN:
      • Beaded & Ruffled Quilt Sachets
        by Margaret Sindelar, Debbie Collins
      • Golden Butterflies(Scherenschnitte)
        by Heather Kirkpatrick
      • (4)Tatted Christmas Balls
        by Mary McCarthy
      • Victorian Ladies(clothespin dolls)
        by Ciba Vaughn
      • Gilded Cornucopia
        by Kathy Engel
      • Lace Fan
        by Kathy Engel
      • Dolly (paper)Chain
        by Kathy Engel
      • Satin Stitch Baubles
        by Sue Cornelison
      • Lacy Tatted Fans
        by Mary McCarthy
    • SWEET TREATS(recipes):
      Best Sugar Cookies
      Mitten and Glove Cookies
      Creamy Decorating Icing
      Candy Window Sugar Cookies
      Cookies-on-a-String
      Spicy Wheat Wreaths
      Gingerbread Cookies
      Peppermint Canes
      Meringue turtledoves
    • TEDDY BEAR CHRISTMAS:
      • Goldilocks & the 3 Bears(pancake dolls)
        by Sue Cornelison
      • Polar Bear Ornaments(4" felt stuffed,jointed)
        by Barbara Hickey
      • Jumping Jack Teddy(copper foil)
        by Barbara Hickey
      • Teddy, Tyson, & Tina(plastic canvas)
        by Laura Holtort Collins
    • HOLIDAY FARE FOR FEATHERED FRIENDS:
      Corn Drops
      Wheat Treats
      Carrot Baubles
      Bird Biscuits
    • WINTER'S LACE SNOWFLAKES:
      • Shadow Snowflakes(applique)
        by Dorothy Arndt
      • Tatted Quartet
        by Millie Wilcoxson
      • Pretty Pearly Snowflakes
        by Susan Z. Douglas
      • Quilled Snowflake
        by Karen Taylor
      • Cross-stitch Sparkly Snowflakes
        by Eve Mahr
      • (3)Crochet Snowflakes
        by Gail Kinkead
    • THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS(gallery)
    • DEPARTMENTS
      • Apples Anyone?
        Dried Apple Ornaments
        by Eve Mahr
      • Cotton-Batting Ornaments
        by Linda Joan Smith
      • Patterns, Kits, and Notions
      • Ornament Collector's Convention
        by Pat Schudy
      • Capitol Ornaments
        by Dottie Howe, South Dakota
      • Copper Critters
        by Barb Smith
      • Index of Instructions
      • Buying Guide

Title: Victorian Christmas Ornaments
Editor: Eve Mahr
Format/Publication Date: TPB:1991
Publisher: Better Homes & Gardens Special Interest Publications, Meredith Corp., Des Moines, IA
Page Count: 104
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11" x 8 1/2"
ISBN: None

SUMMARY- There are a lot of lovely projects packed into this magazine, and a great many satisfy my "couldn't have just designed it myself" requirement. I'm a hater when it comes to "Quick & Easy". In my opinion that's code for "Generic and Boring". Not a problem with this Special Interest Publication. There are quite a few projects I will be adding to my "To Do" binder.

The tatting patterns are competently done, though don't stand out for me. I liked the four balls the best. Written notation was used and no diagrams. The photos are lovely, but not designed to let you use them in lieu of a diagram. I've put the tatting patterns in bold in the Table of Contents so that you can find the designer's names more easily.