Patra's Other Place

I started out with Patra's Place, primarily dedicated to my linen collection and stitching projects. But I kept getting side-tracked, so I decided to create Patra's Other Place for anything not related to embroidery topics. So you now have a choice. If you are interested in me, read this. If you only want to see my linen and stitching, visit Patra's (original) Place! (Please note that by clicking on any of the photos, they will be enlarged to fill your computer screen.)

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Location: Melbourne, Vic., Australia

I am married to Ken. We have no children except a cat and a collection of Australian parrots, finches, canaries and a dozen hens.

Monday, August 08, 2005

Both photos show a part of each table cloth. The top one was to commemorate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth in 1952, and the other commemorates her visit to Australia in 1954.
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Blogger Maggie Ann said...

Oh Gina, those tablecloths are wonderful! The stitching is so intricate and what great choices, having to do with history. It's even more amazing to me that you have such beauties in your own personal collection.

Sunday, 14 August, 2005  
Blogger ms*robyn said...

I am sure my mum has similar to this somewhere.. what a gorgeous tablecloth. I love royalty..

Sunday, 14 August, 2005  
Blogger Alice said...

Those tablecloths are beautiful, Gina. Were they worked by someone in your family?

Whilst in England in 1993 we watched the 40th Anniversary Commemorations of the Coronation. It brought back memories of that day so vividly; a day that was celebrated throughout the Commonwealth.

Thursday, 18 August, 2005  
Blogger Gina E. said...

Hi Alice, hope you get back here to read my reply to your question..perhaps I should have gone to your blog to leave a comment? Never mind, I am here now.
No, none of these items were stitched by anybody in my family. I buy most of my linen on eBay, and occasionally find nice items in antique shops, and rarely, in opshops and garage sales. I can barely remember the Coronation (I was only about four) but I vividly remember the Queen's visit to Melbourne in 1954, even though I was only six at the time. We stood on the side of St Kilda Road with thousands of others, and Dad hoisted me up on his shoulders when the Queen went past in her car. I remember crying my eyes out because she was looking the other way, so I didn't see her face!

Thursday, 18 August, 2005  

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