Deciding to cut up an old single sheet, to make cot sheets for the crib where baby Izzie will be sleeping when she comes to visit next month.... I discovered a darn.
It's a very small darn, about half an inch wide....and I remembered that this was one of the sheets that I "acquired" when my cousin Margaret died a few years ago. It came with a whole pile of bedding that I thought might come in handy one day.
I have never darned anything in my life, in fact I remember being told off by my domestic science teacher when I informed her my mother would throw a sock away rather than sit and darn it.
So, cousin Margaret must have noticed a small rip in this otherwise perfect sheet, found some matching cotton and mended it with these overlapping, weaving in and out kind of stitches.
I still wont darn anything, but I love this little patch of stitching, and am so pleased it has survived and will be part of Izzie's crib's bedding.
Thanks Margaret. This has made me think about you today and remember what lovely cake baking, hand knitting gorgeous home maker you were.