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Thursday, December 11, 2008

Hidden Beauty

This sewing machine has belonged in my husbands family for many years, and for quite some time was stored in the attic of their family homestead. His grandmother was an excellent seamstress, and made her own patterns for wedding gowns, and clothing. It has been many decades since this machine has been used.
We've had it for several years now, and I don't know why I never peeked to see if there were any hidden treasures in its drawers. Today I looked, and was excited to find many pieces of lace, well aged and beautiful. These are just three samples of what I found, along with its original oil can. I'm carefully going to ready these finds for use in my crazy quilt projects, as they have held up quite well. I learned from a past mistake, with one of my great aunts old hankies, to place the lace between towels to press. I'll show more beautiful pieces as I get them untangled and nicely pressed.