I have a problem. I am SO sentimental when it comes to family textiles. And I have piles (no joke), of pieces that I've gathered, thinking that someday, I'll do "___" (insert whatever project you can think of!) with them. And sometimes I do! But mostly, there they sit. I thought it might be fun to pull some of those "projects that never happened" and post them once in a while. The hope is that YOU, out there in blogland, will see something I don't in the piece....either that, or you'll be honest and tell me to LET GO of it, and TOSS IT (ah, the horrors!).
So here's the first installment. Two chenille bedspreads. The first one, is good ole' Davy Crockett. It was on my dad's bed growing up in the early 50's. I wish I could have photographed them a bit better, but you can see that it's Davy holding up a gun to the bear. Um yeah--so not exactly the tone I want for a bedspread for my OWN boys. But I kept thinking that I would perhaps line and back this (it's a twin size), and give it to my father for the log home they're building. The only catch is that it isn't in fabulous condition. The chenille is quite thin in spots, and I don't really know how I could remedy that, or cover it up, etc. Maybe I should just take the good pieces and make pillows? Hmn..... toss it?
And #2, is a crib sized chenille spread that was mine as a baby. It's sweet--pink and blue kitties. And it's in much better shape than the first, with only one yellow spot that I might be able to remove. So, what to do with this one?