Friday, April 10, 2009

Tablecloths and Tulips (surely there's a better title for this post!)

There are some things that just don't seem to translate well to blogging. This is one of those things, even though it's what I've been working on for the better part of the last 5 days. Tablecloths. An essential foundation to holiday table decor, but alone, just how much is there to say?


I can tell you that I made them for tables at church for Easter Sunday. The colorful ones on the left will be used on two hospitality tables and the lace one goes on the communion table.

And, I can tell you that sewing on this scale is much different than sewing mini quilts or doll quilts. The hospitality table cloths are rectangular, measuring 130 x 88 inches. This morning after I finished the sewing and was ironing them, Rick said it looked like I was trying to iron a parachute...and it kind of felt that way too:)

The communion table is round, 48" diameter with a 33" drop. I used six lace curtain panels, and a lot more physical activity than I planned, to make the tablecloth for it. It ended up being easier for me to spread everything out on the living room floor to put it together, but that also called for bending and kneeling and stretching that I'm not accustomed to when sewing.

Maybe I can look at it as warm up exercises for the bending and kneeling and stretching that comes with yard work.

Fortunately, all of that happened last fall when I planted these tulip bulbs and, now, I can just sit back and enjoy the blooms.

But wait, does it look like this flower bed could use some fresh mulch? Maybe...but I think I'll pass on that this weekend, thank you.



glenna said...

apparently you don't have the problem of deer eating your tulip blooms. They seem to love them

Beth Leintz said...

Your tulips are beautiful- every spring I wish I had spent a little more time in the fall planting some bulbs.

connie said...

Oh, I love your tulips. My new yard does not seem to have any. I will have to do some planting this fall. Have a Happy Easter.

3rdEyeMuse said...

you've earned the pass with those gorgeous tablecloths!

... and nothing is wrong with that title at all ... it's a perfect fit!

I love tulips. yours are beautiful. :)

Hoppy Easter!