Saturday 26 April 2008

Family ties

My grandmother is now pushing 93. Back in her day, women picked up some yards of fabric, called their seamstress, showed her the selected pattern and in a few days they had their new dress. She also had her own Singer for alterations and minor house projects. She is the one that got me into all this "mess" in the first place. A few days ago, as we were discussing my own brand new sewing machine I asked her whether she had any scraps of fabric for my upcoming quilt project. She said "go to the storage room, open the big trunk and inside there is a bag full of your grandfather's old ties". So I did and I ended up with 130 (!!!) men's ties, several suspenders and two bow-ties.Let me just say "wow".
What will I do with all this stuff? It has sentimental value as well, so I' d like them to reincarnate into something not kitsch, but beautiful and elegant, like my grandfather was back then.
Any ideas?

1 comment:

woof nanny said...

I'm so glad you found my blog. Check out the links in my sidebar, and maybe that will jumpstart your ideas. I'd be happy to help you in any way I can. It's especially nice to be using items with a sentimental significance. Check out my photo pool on too (link on my ties blog). There are lots of ideas there. If you're not a member, it's free to join (I'm not sure if you have to be a member to view the images).