5.17.14--Compulsion, part 3

My mother-in-law gave me her Martha Washington Sewing Cabinet, not long ago. She treasured everything she got from her grandmother, but this more than most. I feel honored to have it. 

She and I feel the same way about a lot of our vintage furniture. If it does not need to be refinished to be enjoyed, it is better to leave it with the marks of character it has earned. 

This lovely cabinet could be improved if I made a little quilted topper for it. Don't you think DRESDEN PLATE would look great? I am planning to do half-plates on the "wings" and a full circle in the center. I will let you know how I get on.

You can see we have a lot of very light wood: floors, walls, stairwell. Martha looks a little out of place being so dark so I thought I would break out those lovely modern scraps I won
a few weeks back from Sewn With Grace, when she was cleaning out her stash. (Blogged HERE at the Wordpress blog)
These pretty pieces are telling me I should choose MODERN for this first Dresden project.


Impera Magna said...

Love your new sewing cabinet... I have two of them and just love them! What a great idea to do a dresden plate and half plates for the topper... I just may have to steal that idea!


Vickie said...

What a wonderful treasure you have !