Thursday, June 23, 2011

It's my MIL's fault...

She saw the fabric I used for my niece's Restoration Era dress, found out it was tablecloth material, and slyly hinted around for custom tablecloths for her dining room table.
Specifically, Christmas red. Not burgundy, not muddy red, but a clear, blue-red.

She loved this. Her table is oval, and has two leaves, so there are three sizes of tables, and she uses all of them. She was hoping for oval cloths rather than rectangular, so I measured, cut and hemmed for the largest size, and have enough of the red left to make one for the smallest size table.

Then there was this green... I had to get it for myself - not for a tablecloth, but to recover my dining chairs! I've been meaning to do this forever, and I love this fresh green colour, so I bought it. Well. Then MIL saw the green, and I could see the envy in her eyes (green with envy... get it?) SO I caved, and said I would get her some green for a cloth as well... And she really loved the blue... by the end of the conversation, I believe I have committed to make about 7 tablecloths in varying sizes and colours.


I think for Christmas, I might just hem her the matching napkins...



7 comments:

deirdre said...

You are nothing short of a saint... plus you make pretty things...

KnitTech said...

Wow! Those are going to be amazing.

Needles said...

I love that green and I am going to file away the idea for chair covers. Mine will need it soon enough.

katrynka said...

You are a good woman, and productive too:)

Acorn to Oak said...

Those colors are so pretty! I love sewing things for the home...so fun and easy! I'm working on a tablecloth this week too! Happy sewing!

Anonymous said...

You are a terrific d-i-l. Was it a pain to make the cloths for the oval table? A friend really complained about hers--the measuring etc. And now to make 7!!! Saint Curlerchik, we are in awe!! Marlyce in Windsor

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Love that shade of green.