Antique Pattern Library. If you don't know it, go check it out. It's an amazing resource for embroidery, beading, lacemaking, cross-stitch, knitting, crochet, and other, more arcane, needlework. It contains scanned copies of original patterns and charts from the 1800s and later. The quality varies, but most are usable. Personally, I'm most in love with the amazing art deco charts, but I also liked delving into the 1889 book from Butterick Publishing about using crepe and tissue paper, and the 1945 knitting patterns from the American Red Cross on making important garments for refugees and for wounded soldiers, such as the cap for a bandaged head, and the walking cast toe sock. Awesome! And even more awesome: FREE. Major kudos to those women from the APL who scanned and in many cases redrew damaged charts so that they could be used.
Don't forget to go look at the other Friday Sew-n-Tellers - you can find them at Amy's. You'll see some beautiful things!
And if you're in the market for a giveaway, go take a gander at True Up; she's giving away some gorgeous Kiyohara prints. I'm drooling, but firmly expect my "never win" force field to protect me yet again!