Sorry to be long winded but there will be a point.
Anyway, I remember when I was 8 or so my Mum and my sister who is 8years older than me, spent most nights embroidering for her 'hope' chest. Now of course at the time I had no idea what this was but all I knew was once the various doiley sets, runners and table clothes where finished they were sent to my Grandma for the crocheted edge. I loved how they were startched and put away for 'hope'.
My Mums' goodies from her hope chest where used on her dressing table, the dining table and on special occassions the beautiful table cloth came out for afternoon tea and dinners. I being a teenager of the seventies never had a hope chest and the doileys I inheritated have a special place in my heart.
Sooooooo, instead of having most 'put' away I decided to display them by making this ..........
I tea dyed some homespun and the colour is lighter than shown in the photos. The dressing table set must be at least 40 years old but I'm thinking closer to 60. My Mum always kept her things immaculate and I'm sure this is why they look so good. Of course there is wear but I get such warm and fuzzy feelings when I see these creations completed by these two wonderful women that have been in my life and who are both
They are on display for all to see plus they put a smile on my dial.
I have to stop 'finding' new projects and get myself organised for our impending trip. It'll happen.....