This piece of lace belonged to my great grandmother, Kate Sumner. It came from a bag of nd trimmings that mum and her siblings were allowed to play with when they visited their grandmother's house.
My mum taught me to sew when I was quite young. I tried many times to work out a way of using this lace for a collar or an insert into a dress. It was difficult as the lace was not quite long enough or the wrong texture or colour or too precious in my mind.
This year, I bundled it up with a picture of Kate and sent it to her 19th great grandchild who is studying fashion. I know that it is probably not Claire's favourite 'vintage' but she will have enough respect for what it is to give it a blessing as she tosses it into the rag bag.
I love well made objects that travel through time to reveal themselves again to someone new.
I am appreciative.