Week two of my recovered project saw very little progress. It was a busy week with the winding down of Peanuts' first year of school and all the activities that go with it. And now, since Wednesday, we've been trying to find our new summer rhythm...not an easy task when my newly graduated kindergartner is used to constant stimulation and spending so many hours with his friends.
To stay true to my commitment of my project, I went through two boxes around midnight last night. One was a cardboard box filled with old college papers...a no-brain-er, straight to the trash...the papers had gotten wet, were soon to mold and WHY am I still hanging on to college papers anyway???
I thought it was something my grandmother had made, but Mom laughed saying it was not possibly her mother's...the seamstress, the perfectionist...she always completed her projects. Mom believes this to be my great-grandmother's although I guess we'll never know for sure.
One thing I do know for sure, is I will never be able to finish it. Matching the pink fabric would be the first impossible task. Also, for those of you who know me...I never did learn how to use a sewing machine.
There are many possible ways to re-purpose such a beautiful piece. Of course I went straight to Flickr looking for ideas and just had to create another gallery of inspiration.
Some close-ups of the blocks show how very pretty the fabric is...however, it also brought to my attention how the points don't match up in the middle...my guess is they should? Further proving it could not be my grandma's.
I have read that when tackling a huge purge project like this one it's best to follow these rules...try to touch the item only once and make an immediate decision about it....either put it where it belongs, give it away, or throw it away. I think I'll need to add to that list and just start a box of "treasures I'm not yet ready to part with". Being a rule-breaker is sure to have it's consequences, but this is how I'll have to deal with it for now.