This particular antique store is made up of four very old cabins each decorated and filled with antiques for sale. In the main cabin I found an old armoire. The drawers were filled with wonderful antique linens. In one drawer I found a lonely looking vintage embroidered pillow case with no mate. I saw past the dust, the torn trim and the stain on the back. What I saw was the beautiful apron that would become of this vintage pillowcase.
I couldn’t wait to start working on the apron and as soon as I arrived home into the washer it went. I was able to work around the torn trim and stain using the rest for the apron.
As I cut and sewed I thought about the person who had hand embroidered the pillow case with such care. Would she be happy that what she had put so much work into so long ago is now being brought back to life and no longer sitting in a dusty old armoire? Something tells me she would.