Well, our move is/has gone fairly well. This weekend we FINALLY unearthed the other end of the house - i.e. we rented a small moving truck and took stuff to the storage unit. I guess that is what happens whenyou move from a 1,200 sf house with four outbuildings to an 1,800 sf house with a small working shed in the backyard.
Anyway, now that we have discovered that there is still living room furniture, we also brought out my cedar chest. This is the first time is 7 years that I have been able to have it out.
So I unpack the boxes that contained the items from the chest. Baby clothes, baby books, toys, etc. Included in this was the first quilt that I ever made. I made it when I was pregnant - before I found out that there was more than one!!!!
I also found the quilt that my husband's grandmother handmade for my first pregnancy. So here is the advice request - When I took it out of the box, I found a couple of stains on it. I pretreated all of them with Orvus and washed it in good water on gentle. It is not 'antique' just 23 years old (as of the 2ndof this month) so I knew that there was not a real 'delicacy' issue with it. Well, turns out a couple of the stains look like they are rust. I do not know how they got there or when but I really want to get them out if possible.
So what is my next step - I am going to try lemon juice and sunshine this week. But does anyone else have any ideas? I have such a different attitude about quilts now, so much more so than then. Then it was a blanket for my baby that GrandmaGreat made. Now it is a handmade heirloom from the matriach of our family who lived to be 105. And I want to take the best care possible. HELP!!!