I was at a loss for binding fabric, as I had no hand dyes left from the project. Once I finally came to grips that there wasn't anymore going to appear, I made do and got it done. I am pleased and relieved.
My little treasures from the sale last weekend have really captivated me. When I first laid eyes on them I thought of disassembling them for jewelry etc. but the more I gander at them, I don't know.
I have been able to date the badges between 1882-1925 by the maker. The metal fringe and trims are beautiful, not to mention the ornaments.
ohh, secret societies, you know that has my mind going! My ability to grab these up was due to a kind man waiting in line ahead of us. As it neared time to enter, he offered us better numbers, as his friends had not shown up. We were 3 and 4 in the door! Blessings abound! Now if I could only decide what to do with them......