My lack of posting is indicative of the time I have been spending on house reorganization, as well as school things I have agreed to do this year. The cleaning is slow-going, but it feels right. I have cleaned shelves, drawers, and even rummaged through the contents of my cedar chest to remind myself of what I have squirreled away in there. Some clothes I was keeping strictly for sentimental reasons got the heave-ho. I was also thrilled to find a sweater I forgot I had kept! That definitely is going back into the wardrobe rotation.
I was most excited to find these doilies:
Pardon me for not pressing them first, but if I waited to do that before photographing them, it would be months! I stitched these when I was a child, probably 10 or 11, and gave one to each of my grandmas. I remember buying these at KMart. The designs were pre-printed on them. I smile now to see that I used all 6 plies of the embroidery thread, but it does make for a nice assertive stitch! The colors are so 70s. We have RED, BLUE, and GREEN, instead of something like cranberry, ocean, and moss. My grandmas died 13 and 9 years ago, and I couldn't remember what happened to these doilies. I had a vague idea they were at my mom's, but lo and behold, they were right there in my cedar chest, safe and sound. They are a little yellowed, but I'm not sure if I should wash them. That RED will run all over everything and turn it all pink. Any good ideas?