A large part of the appeal of the older patterns for me is based squarely on the fact that my passion for this particular craft was inspired by my 'vintage' grandmother, whom you were introduced to in an earlier blog post. I shared one of her doilies and the pattern and hook used to make it. The framed doily here is also one made by my Grandmère sometime before she died at only age 50 in 1960, 6 years before I arrived on the scene.
Eeek! too cute!