Books I bought on Sunday at the State Department book sale. These book sales are the only time I've gotten inside this building. From what I see, it's a darn interesting place.
The highlight of this collection is the Historical Designs for Embroidery by Louisa Pesel. Blackwork heaven. I wish I had had this book last year. Also a collection of small pamphlets included in this bunch. The American in Cross Stitch book has Portsmouth Harbor on the cover. I recognized it right away!
This second collection of books is from a stitcher's estate. Wow. I got the third Beth and Sue book which thrills me. And the Mary Shipp books on design and color. I feel like I hit the jackpot and I'd like Francis to know that her books will be valued and cared for by me. They have found a good home.