Having said that it is now time to start cleaning out the old homestead where he and his siblings, and parents lived for 70 yrs! OMG the amount of stuff. I've already appoligised to our children for the mess we might leave them!
However I was able to 'liberate' a few vintage items, hand embroidered doiles and crocheted things. One of which was this towel:
|SEW ON WEDNESDAY|
There are some really bad brown stains on the towel. I did wash it, soaked it in Clorox 2 but still they maybe be part of the vintage look. If anyone knows how to them out please leave me a message. I also need to find some way to hang this on my sewing room door.
I'm sure my MIL made this, or maybe her mother, for my SIL. I don't know that she wants it, because I didn't know I had it when I was washing a bunch of linens. Can't think of any way to turn it into a quilt! So I guess I will show it to her and ask her if she wants it. I bet she will!
These little bird doilies are so sweet. As you can see though they have seen better days. I want to use the different sizes in a quilt. Again, I'm not sure how I will do that. Maybe it will be a light weight coverlet.
There are 2 sizes, and one is slightly different w the side flowers. I have a couple of other ones. they will lend themselves nicely to one quilt. Now who has a good idea????
There are a few of these too. I think about 4-5 total. I had two loads to wash, of linens and aprons etc.
As you can see in this close up the fabrics are different. This is a coarser linen. And one of them also is stained.
So I'm hoping to get some responses on how to incorporate them into a quilt, and maybe how to get the stains out. I think I can live with the stains though.