My friend Beppi gave me these great pamphlets from the 40's and 50's on crocheting all those awesome doilies you see at garage sales, vintage shops and thrift stores. Usually they're in pretty crummy condition or expensive. With the help of the internet and tenacity I am teaching myself to crochet these crazy feminine little things! I am refraining from putting them on the arms and backs of the household seating. I'm sure my husband appreciates!