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Textile and Crochet Decorating for your Home
If you have been following my blog for awhile, you know how much I love doilies and vintage textiles. Part of what started my hobby, I mean business was turning my surplus into cash. I have my favorites of course, that I won't part with. My grandma Sadie, as I remember her, always had her hands busy crocheting, tatting and knitting. My earliest memories of her are her hands working swiftly with some delicate doily, as she talked and drank coffee in the parlor. I was fascinated that art could be created out of string. Some of my most prized ones adorn my parlor walls today. I simply starched them, took a few small stitches towards the top to anchor to the foam board that I had covered in solid chintz. I actually built the frames for each one too, purist that I am, at one of those frame it yourself shops, back in the 80's. Most of these doilies languished many years in my mother's linen drawers, but I was so happy to bring them to life in this way.