Thursday, April 28, 2011

A completed embroidery project!

This project has been a long time in the making, but the results were worth it!

Many years ago, when an elderly lady in our church passed away, her husband gave me many of her sewing and embroidery things. Included in them was an unfinished project in a grocery bag -- a gorgeous embroidered tablecloth. One corner had been barely started; the rest still had to be embroidered. I put the bag in my craft closet and forgot about it.

One day a few years back, I was thinking about how I'd like to take on a challenging embroidery project. I was sorting through my craft closet in the same time frame and came upon this grocery bag. I had found my project!

As I worked on the tablecloth, I decided it would be for my daughter Carrie. She often uses tablecloths and I didn't think she had one specifically for spring. For a couple of years, I set a goal to give this to Carrie at Christmas -- then, when it didn't get finished, I would aim for her birthday in April. Finally, in March this year, I finished it!!! I love the flowers and the clear vintage-y colors.

Here's the center of the tablecloth. This took the most time, as you might guess.

Here's a close-up of the center.

This is what the corners look like.

And this is how the tablecloth looked on Carrie's lovely Easter table.

A very satisfying project completed at last!


  1. Oh my, that is such a beautiful tablecloth!!! What a wonderful gift you gave your daughter Carrie. It will be treasured and passed down to the next generation, I'm sure. What an heirloom! A beautiful labor of love!

  2. Darlene,

    Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comments on the tablecloth. When I gave it to Carrie I told her I hoped she would go ahead and use it -- not just put it away until the kids were older, etc. So I was very pleased to walk in on Easter afternoon and see she had put it to use!

  3. That is a gorgeous tablecloth! Congrats to you for finishing it up! I'm sure Carrie loves it :-)

  4. Thanks, Mary Ann! Yes, I think Carrie does like it. It certainly looked lovely on her Easter table!


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