Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Birthday Gift

A couple of weeks ago I had a birthday and received some lovely presents. One of them might be interesting for everyone because I used a tip from another blogger named Gina.

Dianne gave me a very pretty table runner that she had found in an Op shop. It was embroidered with ballerinas and she bought it for me because she knew that I loved ballet things. It looked perfectly clean and no doubt Dianne had washed it herself but I noticed a slight mark on it.

It was very slight and you probably can't notice it in the photo. Gina collects old linens and a couple of years ago I went to the display of her collection of linens at the Bundoora Homestead Gallery. Gina always soaks her linens in Nappysan and I took her advice and soaked the table-runner for a couple of hours. It really made a difference the mark was gone and the entire table runner looked fresher.

It is not finished yet though. The embroidery is absolutely beautifully done except it is not quite finished. There is a head and couple of arms that were not completed.

I will have to complete it when I get some spare time!

Thanks for the tip Gina. You can go to Gina's blog and see some of her linens.

Bye for now,


Gina E. said...

Thank you for those lovely comments, Linda! Love your doiley, and yes, Napisan always improves vintage linens by bringing the colours back to life after many years of either being stored away or lying around gathering dust.
I've just posted some photos on my blog of a stunning suppercloth that was donated to our opshop today. Talk about being in the right place at the right time!

Linda Steele said...

Thanks for your advice, if it wasn't for your blog, I wouldn't have known, Gina