we were in madrid organizing my late mil's stuff to start the renos at last! it was an intense month to say the least. thank goodness for long walks and wine. however, in two weeks i'm foreseeing other sort of headaches with the renos.
among my mil's own possessions she also kept some of her mother's linens.
drawers and drawers full of old linens; i gave quite a few because i cannot bear to throw them away and i kept many.
among the keepers; this beautiful hand embroidered linen damask tablecloth with tableware that goes with it. it is for a huge table and after it gets tuned i think i'll have some left over fabric for a skirt.
it needs a bit of a treatment,but as it had been kept a dry climate nothing sunlight can't remedy.
this is silk for sheets, hand embroidered monogram and the cut threads for the fagotting border, never done..
here is another linen damask tablecloth.How many huge tablecloths does one need? thinking about keeping the exquisite embroidery and use it as the center panel for a tablecloth i have. the rest, meters and meters, for a dress. it is ironic that at a point in life that i should be downsizing i am collecting these.
there's going to be lots of sewing around here.
and dyeing as well.
i'll post a few more along this month for the enjoyment of stitcher friends.
feels good to be back .