Hi everyone. Hope your weekend has been enjoyable. After three consecutive chiropractic treatments my back is much better and I can bend over, so I'm back to cleaning the mess from the remodeling. Still exhausted, but working as I can. I'm sure you all know how one task can trigger a thought that leads you away from said task, onto another adventure. I ended up finally removing the majority of mom's doilies and linens. There are a few I want to show you because I don't think you can get the quality of 50 years ago, today.
We'll start with mom's hankies. I remember her schedule of Monday being washday, and then the linens would be dampened and kept in the fridge overnight for ironing on Tuesday. Her hankies and dresser scarves were well cared for and pressed perfectly.
A very small sampling and a few of my favorites.
The dresser scarves and doilies are gone. Sad to say, but I only kept a few that were unusual, and cut the embroidered parts off others for another use. Way too many to wash and press and selling them would be more trouble than worth. I moved on to the tablecloths, many of which I never saw before.
But this one is really special. Can you see the stars and stripes?
Opening it further I found the US in the center.
Now for the linen I'm more familiar with. Another colorful border and one more line before the good part of the sampler. I was distracted with the pear design and another project. Remember the cover of SANQ that sent a thrill up my leg? I received it and I'm disappointed to find that the bag is a wide sampler folded in half. I don't think so. Why would I do all that work to hang on a wall with half of it unseen? So I designed my own long skinny bag and I may put Eliza aside and work on it. If it ends up looking good, I may offer it as my first design that isn't free!
Did I just hear someone whine?
That's it boys and girls. I need to continue finding some order here before the next big mess. I have a feeling this will continue in bits and pieces all summer, but that's OK. As long as there is progress.
And I may have some really good news in a few weeks.
Enjoy your day - thank you so much for visiting with me. Hello and welcome to new followers. I have to apologize to everyone for not having time to keep up with all the blogs and emails, but if I get distracted by this computer, nothing will get done! So with that, I will close this lid and get moving.