Hello and welcome to Pink Saturday hosted by Beverly of How Sweet the Sound. If you go to visit her you can get a list of the many participants. Thank you Beverly for hosting this fun event.
Today for my pinkness I have this very pretty (diamond in the rough) cross stitched thrift store find. As soon as I saw this adorble Victorian Lady doing embroidery I knew I just had to bring her home.
She was not looking very pretty at the time. She was very dark and dingy, looked like maybe the fabric she was stitched on was tea stained. I bought her anyway thinking I could take her out of the frame, soak her in some Tide and she would brighten up.
Well to my surprise when I took her out of the frame I could see that she was stitched on pink fabric and the fabric had been painted a beige color. Never saw anyone do that before but I was thrilled after soaking it for two days it came out just as pink and pretty as can be.
Below is the state she was in when I purchased her from the thrift store.
She cleaned up nice didn't she? I also gave her frame a nice white wash and a little sanding and I'm very pleased with the results. Now she will have a home in my new sewing room. (still in the making)LOL