A quick, happy projectPosted: August 10, 2020
Sometimes you get an afternoon when you could probably be doing something useful ……. but don’t want to. I had one of those yesterday. I had also been dredging around a dressing table drawer and regretting that I couldn’t find a brooch I wanted. I confess to owning a lot of brooches so this is not a rare occurrence.
Flash of inspiration! I would make a gizmo that could be hung on the wall that I could pin all the brooches to do that they could be seen and enjoyed – even when I wasn’t wearing them.
It probably took less time to sew the piece of velvet onto a calico backing, stiffened top and bottom with a couple of flower canes cut to size, d-rings as hanging loops, than I had spent searching for that elusive brooch.
The whole thing is now on the wall and I have enjoyed looking at each individual brooch and enjoyed remembering it’s history. Most have been gifts over a very long time, some from dear friends who are no more, some were my mothers, others given for birthdays or Christmas from The Management or my daughter – but all very precious (though not necessarily valuable).
The very best thing is that now that they are visible I am so much more likely to wear them. Isn’t that good use of an hour on a Sunday afternoon?
Lousy picture taken on my Kindle. Sorry.
I have finished the other project I was seeing but that needs to have photos taken, and it needs to be cooler! 😎