My mother first taught me to embroider in the summertime. It was already on the wane as a domestic art then, but I remember enjoying watching her work progress and the beautiful job she did. This is the only sample of hers that I have left. A wedding present to me. A set of "His and Hers" pillowcases was somewhat of a tradition for weddings in her day, and it's always fun to see an old worn set appear somewhere in a shop now and then. I have put mine away and no longer use them in order to preserve them, but they are kept with the linen and put on display now and then.
I've been spending a bit of time in the linen room, which is a guest room/nursery near the laundry. The ironing board is always set up when there are no guests, and so it's convenient to smooth out cottons and linens fresh from the wash.
It's one of the most pleasant things to do in summer next to an open window on a cloudy afternoon. I took a few shots of what's at hand over the ironing board while a little thunder rolls outside. The storm won't last long. . . .
Fresh little hankies. I look for ones with all my big and little girl's initials. "E" is an important one! (Emily, Emilea, Emma, Eva, and Erin.) So old-fashioned.
A small tablecloth.
The quilt underneath is not old, but one of my favorites that gets lots of use. So soft and cozy! I love it when working with pretty linens is part of my day! So soothing!
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