A few weeks back we (Jonathan and myself) were delivering our last piece of furniture (from our now finished furniture making business) to a local customer. As we were saying goodbye, she took me aside and asked me if I would be interested in some antique linens. Well as you can imagine I was certainly very interested in antique linens and left her in no doubt of this with my reply (Jonathan said she may as well have been offering me drugs).Hen House blog creates with them. I managed to get a piece of embroidery from an old tablecloth in to this patchwork cushion and really liked the result.
Look at this gorgeous applique! I think this is my favourite piece.
So what am I going to do with all these riches? Well I am about to have 2 weeks off work and the second week is earmarked for 'playing in the sewing room'. I want to work on some new cushions (like the patchwork one mentioned above) for the shop and maybe some bags, so hopefully I can incorporate some of the bits and pieces in to these.
I'm sure some of you might think it's sacrilege to cut up all these beautiful old table cloths, etc. but the way I look at it is that I am never going to be able to use all these things for what they were intended as, but if I can turn all the lovely handiwork into something that's useful now then at least it is getting preserved and not wasted.
The only problem I have is that I might need that 'playing' week for something else. We made a momentous decision on Sunday which has turned our lives upside down! More on this in my next post (I like to keep you in suspense)!