Tuesday, August 2, 2016

It Was a Wash....Literally

No I did not know what I was doing the last time I popped in around these parts. 
Several times over I appliqued pieces on and then promptly removed them. Let me just say my frustration level was near to having me jump ship. Luckily, I decided it was myself 
I needed to remove.....

......and so I did!
 I put my hands to work on a bit of housekeeping that involved
a recently acquired stash of vintage hankies.

This little dapper duck was especially charming, even if he was of the applique variety!

Several good soaks were required to remove years of mustiness.

Finally, a quiet spell hanging them up to dry.....

.....and my mood was officially lifted!
I was back to the drawing board this morning and am delighted to say 
things are smooth sailing now.


  1. It is funny how the washing (or ironing) of vintage items or fabric can lift our moods and yet regular washing doesn't have the same effect! Glad you are finding things going better now.

    1. Isn't it though!!! If only I could find something romantic about dirty socks I do believe laundry day would become a welcome event!

  2. I agree with Lorraine! :o) I think we all go through things like this. Glad you are feeling better and happier. :o)

  3. Lovely vintage hankies! And I'm glad the simple act of washing such lovely items has renewed your enthusiasm for your project.



    1. It also gave me a new stash of sewing fabrics as it turned out!

  4. I don't there is anything quite as vintage as hankies..they can tell such stories..your finds are treasures...

    1. Having you pop in here is a treasure...
      you have made my day!!!