Last week while waisting time in an antique store with Livie (while the kids were at play pratice) I found this little gem which has now sparked a new love in me.
It was sitting folded at the bottom of an old cabinet, for who knows how long, tucked away in the dark. I felt it before I saw it and at first thought it was some kind of pot holder or seat cushion. When I brought it out to the light of day, it captured my heart. It is the only thing I bought that day and I got a good price for it because it was coming apart but knowing that it was just crochet, I adopted it and have been working on it.
I have not yet decided where it will go, maybe next to baby beans crib, but definitely somewhere that it won’t be under heavy and dirty foot traffic.
Everytime I have sat with this project, I have wondered how old it is and where it might have come from. Many of the fabrics seem to be old feed sacks and I just love them. Every stitch I add to it makes me want to start a new one from scratch which has made me look at old unwanted pieces of clothing or any fabric in a different way. Probably in the same way that the person who made this rag rug felt about fabric, don’t waste it.
As soon as I feel this little treasure is done, I plan to start a new one and will document the pattern I use to create a tutorial.
Isn’t it lovely?
Yarning (or fabricking) along this week again and joining my beautiful friend Nicole at Frontier Dreams. I hope to see you here tomorrow for the Stash Bash, won’t you please come over?
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