My MIL sadly passed away six months ago and the family has been busy in recent times cleaning and sorting out the house before sale. Furniture was given to the designated family members, and then we started on cupboards, drawers and wardrobes. Being the only quilter and sewer amongst one daughter and three daughters-in-law I was thrilled to lay claim to a good supply of doilies, both embroidered and crotcheted. As it turns out, these appear to have been made not by Robin’s Mum, but his Grandmother, so they are doubly precious. I certainly have grand plans with how I will use them a little later.
There was one blue embroidered doily which didn’t seem to go with all the others. But, as it turns out, I will shortly be attending a class on how to sew with doilies. I have decided to start making myself a new bag at this class to keep my stitchery projects in. So this blue doily will be getting a new lease of life, and I backstitched my name in the centre panel which will be cut out and centred on the front of the bag.
I’m planning to use the outside embroidery and lace trim which will be cut into smaller pieces and applied crazy patch style, using other fabrics too, to the front of the bag. I’m not quite sure how to go about this yet, but that is what the teacher will show me at the class, I expect. I’m gathering together other blue fabrics, buttons and laces, and really looking forward to attending this class next week. Wish me luck – It’s been ages since I attended a sewing class.