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About 25 years’ ago, I bought this book. I bought it because there is an unusually-shaped oblong doily in the book. I made that doily no less than a dozen times. My mother has two of them in her home and I gave away many of them in doily exchanges on the internet.
You see, I bought it for the Star Fans & Pineapples pattern shown on the back cover here. Not only is it oblong, but it just has a different look than a lot of pineapple doilies. It has a baroque look to it.
About 12 years’ ago, when I lost everything, this is one of the pattern books I missed the most. Unfortunately, I couldn’t remember the name of it so I couldn’t find it. I’ve looked for it for years. I could have probably just swiped one from my mother’s house and recreated it. But, I really wanted the book.
I was thrilled when someone in a Facebook group posted a finished project of that doily! I immediately wrote to her and asked for the name of the book. And, not 10 minutes later, I was able to find it on eBay for $4. Woot! Internet = beautiful thing!
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