Today, we drove to Evesham to visit the lovely Glenda, one of our bridesmaids. When we left, there was a [typically English] sudden hailstorm, and we darted into a teeny tiny antique shop near the parish church/abbey grounds. And look what I found!
Four rather lovely embroidered appliqué motifs, which have been hidden in a drawer since the late 1930s. Apparently, they were brought in my an elderly lady, who’d received them as a gift from a German friend. She had never known what to use them for, so they stayed, still glued to their original backing paper [there’s a serial number, not that that is likely to identify anything] folded in a drawer.
The colours are vibrant, totally unfaded, and the only damage is some creasing to the right hand side of the motifs where the paper was folded. I’m sure they will iron out.
I’m imagining a deep blue velvet coat or long skirt, 20s style, with these beauties round the hem. Suggestions welcome!
I think perhaps I gratified the sewing gods by cleaning out my machines yesterday, and sacrificing this heap of lint…