Monday, May 28, 2012

Vintage?? Who me?

Yesterday when my son was here, I asked him to go up in the attic and get down a box of files from Miami that I needed to shred.  He couldn't find the box I needed, but he found this box labeled, "summer clothes".  Naturally we all thought that they were children's clothes.  Down came the box.  It was to my utter amazement that the box contained MY summer clothes from when I lived in Miami, almost 20 years ago.  I guess that I never missed them.  I just cannot believe this.  My 27 year old son declared that not even the Salvation Army would want these clothes as they look like a flower pot all old and stuff.  Two dresses I see were those when we graduated from grad school ..Lordy and definitely they are vintage. There is a lot of aging in 20 years and I am not what I used to be back then.  Most of them are rayon.  I still like the colors and wonder if I would cut some up for quilting.  I never use anything but 100% cotton...Anyone out there use rayon for anything?  I wonder if I should bother or just give them to Goodwill.
Below is the sweet Magnolia I now live in the South:)


Karmen said...

I am thinking "stitch 'em up and practice free motion," but that's just me. You might love the result and it be one of your favorite quilts. Karmen

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

Rayon is not a good candidate for triangles and other small pieces as it will slither all over. I would donate them and let someone who loves vintage clothing buy them.