Friday, 16 January 2015

Summer Blue

 
We had another warm day today, but at least there was some breeze about to cool things down a bit. While I was out thrifting I noticed a lot of butterflies out and about. I came home with three books for five dollars so I think that was a good bargain. So much for decluttering. Oh well.
 
I've also began working on a supper cloth I've been stitching for a while now. I used two old bed sheets for this. One in blue for the teapots which are in each corner and a white bed sheet for the cloth base.  The original pattern came from a late 1970's craft book and it was one that had to be scaled up.
 
 
All the flowers or berries depending on how you look at it are done in French knots. The leaves will be done in satin stitch. I think that'll add a nice contrast. And I'll add a crochet border all around the hem of the supper cloth. If you didn't know, supper cloth is just an old fashioned word for table topper. I like the sound of supper cloth better.

 
I hope everyone is having a good day or evening where ever they are.
 

4 comments:

  1. Yes supper cloth sounds nicer, Shiralee. I have seen a few of those peacocks around lately.

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    1. Nanna Chel,
      The peacock does brighten up the yard down the back.
      -Shiralee.

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  2. That peacock is truly splendid!

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    1. Phil,
      It is a sight. Not one to be easily missed.
      -Shiralee

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