I know a lot of people don't care for their in laws, but I was very close with Katie Dean. We shared a love of antiques and she was a wonderful friend to me. She was also a sewer and crafter. She had accumulated quite a bit of linens that she used to make dolls and other crafty things. We lost Katie Dean in the early nineties to breast cancer, so naturally it meant a lot to me to receive this gift. So here's a little peak at some of the linens that were in the bag:
I think I squealed out loud when I pulled this beautiful red work piece out of the bag!
There were Hankies, Grain Sacks, & Kitchen Linens
Tablecloths, Baby Things, Pillow Cases, Lace & Doilies
And this lovely piece
These were just a few of my favorite pieces, but there are tons more to dig through so who knows what else I might find. I plan to use the damaged pieces in sewing projects and I am thinking about getting the red work piece framed to hang on the wall. It is just so lovely and I would like to keep it as it is. There are more pics on our Facebook page here if you want to take a peek.
I am so thrilled and appreciative that I received these wonderful gifts that once belonged to Katie Dean. She was a beautiful and talented soul that I miss still.