Wednesday, February 22, 2012
We are having company coming for dinner tonight and I have been finally sorting and putting away (into my sewing messy area - will keep the door closed) the lace pieces I bought last Sat. at the flea market.
I mentioned there was a bag marked lace collars but it also had other things in it and I pulled out a few things I knew I wouldn't use and gave them back to the gal so she could sell them to someone else. Still really had no idea until I had soaked, washed and let them dry that there actually were some very pretty collars in there.
I have posted some pics and a closeup pic of the one collar that I just love. It is an heirloom sewing one where all the individual pieces have been joined with entredeux to make the collar. I used to do a lot of that type of sewing when my grandaughter was little. There also was a beautiful circle of Battenburg lace that I am sure I will never cut up. Some things I cannot let myself cut. Also there was a crocheted piece made as a liner for probably a silver bread tray. I show one of the bunch of small coasters and the pile beside it of 11 in all. I have come to the conclsion lately that these were made in such amounbts to be used as coasters rather than doilies. I do not think they would make such an amount of small ones as doilies.
I also recently found 6 more identical ones to the ones I showed awhile back when I was making the centre of the crazy quilt with the Queens on them. Must have been a popular pattern with all the tatters.