Life is all about change

Another bit of recycling

I didn't mean to make this now.  It is something I thought about years ago and I just got the urge to make it.

Remember those sandwich plates that your grandmother had?

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Every group I have ever belonged to had one in the cupboard that someone had donated.  There were doylies that were made especially for these and I have been collecting them for years.  This is part of my collection.

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And today I worked out a way to re-use them.  A needle case.    I cut a piece of batting and some patchwork fabric to fit inside the crocheted edge and then slip stitched this into position.

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Cut the leaves and machined these across the middle.

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Attached a button and loop.

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And I have a new needle book.  Some of those other pieces have more complex shapes but I will work on that.  I am pleased with this solution to the problem.  I didn't have to cut into them, which would have just cut my soul but they can be reused and loved once again..


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Queenie Patch

You are so clever! A fantastic way of recycling these pretty doilys.

Lyn Warner

What a charming needlecase! It's a lovely way to keep those old treasures in circulation.

Mary O'Neill

Never mind the g.randmother! I have those plates!!
Plus my Grandmother did give me a set for a wedding present!
Very useful for putting a sponge roll on as well.

I still have the dolly I embroidered with wattle flowers in sewing class at primary school too.

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