Like many of you, staying at home because of Covid gave Handsome and I have found inspiration to work on projects around the house. We are avid fans of HGTV. So we have been educated enough to be dangerous.
We’ve worked on the yard. Reworked our garages, adding new openers and electrical outlets for future cars (his idea). For a while, I’ve been replacing fifteen+ years old furniture with newer things.
After my mom passed, my sisters and I went through family things. I received many sets of pillowcases with Grandmother’s handmade lace already sewn on. I have wanted to embroider sets for Christmas gifts. Covid and tv shows with Handsome provided the perfect opportunity to work on this project.
Last week, I finished my ninth set (already gave one away). These cases have been a joy to stitch, except for one (bottom right). One is embellished with the most difficult row of flowers. I set it aside, thinking the perfect time would pop up and I would whip them out. Wrong! I just had to tackle the work like any other.
I feel very fortunate to have a Grandmother who taught me embroidery at age nine. And one who could crochet and tat with no effort. Before Grandmother passed, her hands would make imaginary lace. Tatting had become an integral part of her.
What is inspiring you lately?
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