Daily Archives: December 3, 2012

Hardy Cistus, Hyacinth Bulbs and Hearts in Filet Crochet

1 More rain but the Cistus keeps on flowering albeit getting a little battered. It’s still beautiful.


2    I’ve just got the hyacinth bulbs out of their dark cupboard, the root systems are good and the tops are already greening up. They should be in flower early in the New Year.  They are growing in my Mum’s special glass bulb jars. She planted bulbs up every year, not for Christmas but for the dark days in January which is what I now also do .


3   The tablecloth the glasses are sitting on was made by my Granny many, many years ago. The hearts all round the edges are tatting, I think and the flowers are embroidered.  What skills!

NB    My friend Shelagh in Vermont has told me, in a comment below, that the hearts are in filet crochet not tatting. Thank you, Shelagh.

Table cloth detail

Table cloth detail

Hearts in tatting made by my Granny c 1900

Hearts in tatting made by my Granny c 1900


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