Greetings folks. Hope everyone ended March with no issues. Our visit was exhausting but enjoyable. Cousin's husband makes donuts so ..... we went all over testing. Research and development you know. The winner was Apple Castle in New Castle PA, glazed honey wheat, by a landslide. I had no choice but to join Weight Watchers when they left (Dove minis are 2 points each and oranges are free, not bad together). Too much good food, ridiculous amount of donuts, desserts and snacks galore. An old favorite was made by my sister, (who never invited them for a meal which I had counted on), but she ate more than half of it before bringing it to my house, so I had to offer other options since we had ten people for dinner. Loved seeing them, but glad to be quiet and alone for some rest.
So what am I doing now? Ridding closets of excess and being a total P.I.T.A. to all. I don't know why. Stitching and blogging are not of great interest to me but I started another small in my continuing effort to regain mojo. What a pleasure to be off the grid for 10 days and away from the vile hatred taking over this land.
I've stitched this before for a friend and have always wanted one for myself. Handwork Club 1820 Redwork Pinkeep from 2011 by Stacy Nash. Not easy to find and I've seen other club pieces released after a period of time, wonder if Stacy will.
Simple and small, good choice for a crabass.
While ridding the linen closet, I came across the same old table cloths that I continually put back, never use, and several are not wanted. This one was my mom's, the heavy wrinkle free woven cotton and openwork. I used several applications of Biz for spot cleaning food stains, Lestoil for grease, oil, butter, and found that the orangey looking stains are ..... rust! Bar Keeper's Friend in a paste, applied several times and rinsing between. Gone. A few spots were missed but hopefully I will get them all. It's hard to see yellow stains on light fabric but holding it up to a bright window shows even the slightest which I mark with a piece of blue or masking tape. I hate to see these wonderful heavy linens thrown out because of stains but that's what happens to most. I'm taking the Battenburg to the vintage shop, no desire to iron.
I'm hoping someone can give me information about this cloth. It presses easily, white on white, 52" wide (selvage edge) by 48" (hemmed). Very heavy cotton. I had to tilt it in order for the light to hit the satin stitched design. A coat of arms (?) with three arrows, U.S., many stars, and outlined on selvage edges by three solid rows. I have not been able to find anything about the emblem. Is it just a design and not representative? Anyone know?
A few years ago I showed several vintage print tablecloths and was emailed by a reader that she collected them and was interested. The saved email was lost three crashes ago. Please let me know if you are still interested.
That's all I have. Dental visit I am dreading tomorrow. Cats are slowly coming back in after retreating from the visitors.
Have a good one folks.
Thanks for visiting.