I finally got around to cleaning out a box of "stuff" that hubby brought back from his mom's. He and the sibs were settling things after she was killed. He said nothing in there amounted to anything, so it was stashed away. Well, to my surprise, I found 16 Dresden Plate blocks that his grandma had made, with a note that they were done in the early 1940's. Not the very best handwork, and at least half the blocks are badly stained with rust spots, but I think I will set them anyway and surprise him. He loved his grandma so very much! The blocks are sort of smelly and dirty looking, do you think I dare try to wash and bleach them? They are set on unbleached muslin.