Whilst cleaning out the garage, I found a treasure trove of cut-away embroidery made by one of the matriarchs of the family who built and established our estate.
Long forgotten, I’m sure, I was in awe of the intricacy of the needlework and the delicate beauty of something as simple as a tablecloth.
There were table cloths, table runners, cloth napkins, handkerchiefs, as well as newspaper clippings of recipes from and stories about the family who used to live in my house.
There was a rich history and legacy left by the homemakers of that family and I hate to think their skills died with them. So, I decided to accept the baton inadvertently handed to me through my unexpected discovery.
I began with something practical (imagine that!)
My daughter had several pairs of leggings with knee holes. She plays hard!
So I decided to make them beautiful.
This particular pair of leggings has a ruffled bottom, which I find absolutely adorable and perfect for under dresses, so I hated to throw them out.
The knit fabric puckered slightly in one place, but overall I’m pleased with the flower/vine design. And now, my little one can have more use out of her pretty cream colored leggings.