A warm welcome to you all - today I thought I would show you the first really major project I undertook when I was in my early twenties and setting up home.
I crocheted this using Twilleys Dishcloth cotton and the pattern is made from clusters, I got the idea from a magazine and then designed my own pattern. I can remember crocheting every evening after work and sometimes a lot at the weekend (this was before children!) I was so thrilled when I finished it and it looked lovely in our country style bedroom as was the trend of the time (about 25 years ago!)
I packed it away several years ago when styles changed, I got it out a few months ago, and my daughter loves it and has decided it looks great on her bed which as you can see from the above photo, is true. However if you look closely you will see a hole along one of the joins, this is where the cotton has disintegrated - over time and with much use, and I don't think I could have stored it correctly! Some of the stitches have also gone so it will be a major restoration project for me if I can manage it!
I have to admit, even though it is colourless, I do still love it very very much and I am so glad my daughter loves it too!!!
I have just thought, can I call it Vintage now it is so old!!!!!!!
Speak soon xx