I was cleaning our mantel yesterday. I picked up a candlestick and found an old small doily I made probably 25 years ago. I don't know what the pattern is, but most likely it is from Workbasket magazine. I have a collection of those back through 1942.
It was really dusty, dirty, so I decided to try something. I have a little Orvus around here so I got out a glass pie plate, the Orvus, and some hot water and let it soak a couple of times. It didn't turn pure white, but then I didn't expect it to. I probably made it from something off white, like eggshell. Still, it came back pretty good and now I know I did not make it in brown. (I also spotted a mistake.)
Update: Seems it was from a book Learn To Tat (Janette Baker) about 2008. I don't remember making it this century, but maybe so. I do have pieces around the house from way back. I just cannot remember when. Of course, it is possible she used it from an earlier publication. I just don't remember. I hate getting old.