This ol' crazy is dated 1908 and was found in Virginia.
(according to seller)
Lots of birds on this quilt, lots of stitching....
The usual shattered silk, but somehow I don't mind
Early brocades and velvets
Most dry cleaners won't touch these old girls, so bear that in mind if
you get a yearning to own one.
And.... they most likely wouldn't stand up to any kind of machine washing.
I am not buying these for bedding , but still want them to be somewhat clean and fresh.
(If you are buying online remember your idea of musty and the sellers may differ!!)
I wanted these for art projects.
No, not to cut up, they are too important in their own right for that.
I am going to put rings in the top so they can be used as curtains ,
(for across doors)
and then I am going to make "critters" that live in them.......
I am not sure what these "critters" are going to look like.....
won't know that until I start the process........
but I will show as I go.............
I am just going to tuck the "critters" here and there in the more fragile parts of the quilt,
I may have to use pockets or slings.........
Again, I will figure it out as I go............
But ....they still have to undergo a process before they can come into the house or studio
(where these are eventually headed for)
First I air them in the sun, usually over the porch railing.
Sometimes for a few days.
Second......any spot cleaning they might need,
and good ol Fabreeze !!
And lastly, and maybe most important..........
they get a stint in the freezer, rolled up in a bag.
Most of these ol' girls have a bit or more of wool in them.
and I have toooooo many old Pendletons,
rugs, and other moth candy in this house
to not take precautions.
So into the freezer for a few weeks to make sure any
nasties or their eggs are long gone.
Trust me.....it's necessary.
Losing one of your favorite vintage beaded sweaters
to moths teaches patience real fast!!!
Two ol' crazies...".taking the air"
Can you picture my project? What do ya think?
I promise (almost) no more crazies!!
Other going ons................
I have developed a fondness for these little canning jars....
filling them with summer!!
There are "new fliers" everywhere around here.....
AND their neurotic moms.........
There were several smaller owl feathers here and there in yard and garden
yesterday...........I think from a newbie........
I hope it's alright.
(by the way.....feathers get the freezer treatment as well)
I wish I could send some of you people that are burning/drying up some of our rain,
cuz guess what......it's raining like a maniac here today.
(again, still, always)