In the early 1970`s, I promised my Granny to always keep the Irish linen tablecloth she gave me. My Grandad came from Ireland and I believe the tablecloth was a present from his family ...... maybe even a wedding present, but I`m not sure.
She said that it was particularly good quality.
As I was decluttering the loft, I came across it.
Over time it has developed a worn patch and has a few tea stains.
Very often, when I declutter, I reaquaint myself
Well the inspiration came ....
.... I soaked the tablecloth in a mild bleach and soapy solution.
After drying, I cut it into 8 inch squares
and made 15 lavender bags, decorated with scraps of vintage lace.
My idea was to pass on the promise in the nicest way I could think of. With this in mind, they will be winging their way to each of my cousins, as well as members of my closer family.
Each one has a heart pinned to it with ribbon.
If you look closely at the fabric you will see the delicate shamrock design .... a reminder of its origins.
I found this particular craft project very satisfying.
I hope it reminds everyone of our Granny Magan.