Thursday, September 27, 2012

More unfinished embroideries

I hear about UFOs (UnFinished Objects), and have a few from my quilting projects, but now I can go back even further.  I have come across some embroideries that are waiting for the borders to be put on ... and have been waiting for a good 35 years!

I wasn't that keen to learn crocheting at the time although I did make a poncho that I wore to the footy for years.  Lots of granny squares.  Not that I do any crocheting anymore - but I used to know how to do it.
Actually, I did the crocheting on some of the pieces here.


parlance said...

Did you even know how to do borders, thirty-five years ago?

Mary said...

I think mum was trying to teach me how to crochet about then but I didn't like it as much as the embroidery.

Glennis said...

Another project to do, as if you need another one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mary said...

Glennis, I didn't say I was going to do them, just that they exist. Maybe someday?? After all, they have waited patiently for 35 years (if not longer), what are a few more?

Gina E. said...

Mary, here it is, December 8th, and I've only just discovered these posts about your family embroideries! I don't know if you will see this reply so far back in your blog, but I'll post a brief comment on your latest post to tell you I've commented back here.
If you want your doiley edges crocheted, one of the Guild members (Sylvia Taylor) has offered to do that for any members, and in payment she is asking for a donation to the building fund. She has done a heap of my old doilies and tablecloths!
As for cleaning your linens, Napisan (or similar products, but not bleach) is the best thing to use. Overnight soaking will remove most stains.

Mary said...

Hi Gina, thanks for this, I will feel a bit more confident about trying to rescue some of them And it is good to know that they can be finished off too. Thanks so much.