So much to do and so little time – maybe that is better than so little to do and so much time? I often find if I have time I will fill it with something and Christmas is no different. Just when I think oh yes I am nearly done you can guarantee I will be off on another project – just fitting one more thing in. I can’t say it has been any different this year but I do get carried away with all the Christmas making and baking and never feel I have done enough.
Anyway to the Advent task on day 18 – this was one of my favourites a bit of repurposing.
A while ago I sorted through a bag of vintage table linens and crotched doyleys that I acquired when my mum moved out of our family home a few years ago. They had been passed on to her from my grandma. I washed and pressed the ones I wanted to keep and took some to charity, but there was one or two that had bad stains on them that I couldn’t remove. I kept them and began thinking of what I might do with them as I loved the fabric.
One of the items I kept was a small round tablecloth that you would put over a little side table. The fabric is a white Jacquard linen – the type you will have seen old-fashioned napkins made of – edged with some cotton lace which may or may not be hand-made. Because of the stain it was no use as a cloth anymore so I thought about what I might do with it.
Then recently I saw it in the drawer with my sewing bits and had an idea. I decided to make little Sweetie, my new granddaughter, a little Christmas stocking for her first Christmas. I only had a few hours to make it so it is not my best sewing and the beading is a bit wobbly but my daughter likes things to look homemade so it won’t be a problem.
So now little Sweetie has something that once belonged to her great, great grandma to keep.But you will need to keep it a secret until Christmas Eve (and her real name too!)
Only a few more days to go now so I hope I can complete my Advent activities posts in time. Apologies again that I am out of sync with the actual days – but you can’t have everything – life has a way of taking over sometimes. x