03 June 2013
And so to the Show and Tell...
This lace collar was made almost 100 years ago by David's Great Aunt Mergellina, I have heaps and heaps more similar to this one. I had this framed in a special box with heritage glass, backing and so on and was told it was hand stitched down and not glued. When I took another 5 to be framed the quote had doubled in price making a total of $3,300.00!!! with the explanation that the lace took the girl 3 hours to sew down.
So... I thought... I am a good seamstress, if I could do the sewing down I would only have to pay for the framing... So... I bought it along to the Blue Gum for advice!
Well!! With a Great big Thank You to the very sharp eyes of my new best friend Selina... I've discovered that this lace has been taped down! It may have been sewn down as well but we can't tell! I will be making a trip back to those framers that's for sure!!!
Have any one of you out there in the wonderful world of the Internet... had some old lace framed? Please email me if you have any advice. firstname.lastname@example.org
Postscript... here is an email from Glynis, she says it better than I can...
Yes the little quilt with feathers is mine. It was a long ago started, 'lifetime' to complete project which never really went anywhere. Sick of the pieces lying around I used most of them in this little quilt and decided to quilt feathers on it. Been practicing those feathers with pen and paper for a long time and 'bit the bullet'. I'm really very pleased with the results.
And now for some wonderful Show and Tell from the two Queens of Charity Quilts. Both Rita and Cath are very prolific with quilt making especially for one charity or other.
Congratulations Ladies, you are much admired!
Cath tells me she's made 20 quilts in the last month Wow! Below are just some of the 20.
This is Irene's quilt and Emma quilted it, Emma gave it to me and I bought it home for Irene to collect as she couldn't make it last Saturday.
My brain must go to mush after so much talk, laughter and food :-)