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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

A Lacey Winter Project

 Being somewhat housebound now that my eighteen year old car is finally kaput, I came up with a project that will keep me occupied for a while and be relaxing to do too. It will also put to use some of the wonderful old trim and lace I have had stashed away for some time now.
To begin, I pulled this old wooden rack from the Milkhouse. I thought it would be fun to turn it into a screen.

 I was initially thinking that I would use some vintage sheets as my base however they are a complete set and too lovely to break/cut up.

        Then I remembered a lone twin vintage sheet tucked away. Perfect. The percale sheets of today have nothing on the old vintage linens. The weave is so dense on this you can even begin to count threads!

 Then I had fun digging through my boxes of trim and chose all the wider pieces as they would be perfect for filling up the space nicely.  Narrower trims would have just disappeared in such a large space.

Then I laid out pieces of lace and trim to see how it would look. And then the stitching began.

 And, after a week or so of hand stitching away, I have completed the first panel!  I was thinking it might be nice to add the odd antique button here and there to further embellish it but I will revisit that idea once I have completed all six panels.

So, I figure that once I have finally come to the end of this project, there will be definite sings of spring outside! Thank you for dropping by and have a lovely day!

4 comments:

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

This is a wonderful project. Can't wait to see it finished.
Sorry about your car.
Nicole/Beadwright

anita said...

Well, this is unique and very lovely I may add. See that sunshine? The snow is melting as we speak! Better get busy. Spring is soon!

Mya.L said...

That is fab! Was it one of those old hat racks or just one to dry the laundry out?

Jenny said...

It looks wonderful! Can't wait to see it in real life.

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