This in number three swatch of five, I decided I want five swatches in my next bound, cloth swatch book. I found a very, very old blouse which was gifted to me some time ago. It's made from the finest lace, aged and worn with heavy staining in places which despite my best efforts will not budge. I don't really mind that to be honest, I like to see the history in cloth, to see the marks made before. Anyway.....I cut away a section of the front binding from the blouse where it meets to fasten. I am completely in love with that scrap of pink and the remnant of the fastening you can see here. The vintage piece was attached simply, stab stitch and running stitch. I think it lives well with the padded octagon and the small medallion like cutwork.
There is a tiny cross stitch heart here too. I want more of those but I ran out of time before ''lights out'' last night.