Monday, February 23, 2009

Blind -Well Maybe...

Finally! I'm a little late posting about this but I finally completed the 52x70 inch tablecloth I'd been working on for close to five weeks. I finished it last Tuesday but didn't get around to taking any pictures of it until just the other day.

I should have -actually could have -finished it about a week earlier than I did but there were extenuating circumstances that sort of got in the way. Like sleep, for one!

And a bad head cold that had my eyes watering so much I couldn't see to thread the needle much less do any stitching too. Plus, my nose was runny as well and between the eyes watering and the sneezing and nose blowing, I got next to nothing done for at least three, almost four days one week.

But anyway, it's finished now. And here it is. Thankfully, Mandy is tall enough that she could hold it up -just a little over her head -so I could photograph almost all of the cloth. (Still a little bit that I couldn't fit into the viewer though.)

And here's a close-up of the floral sprays on each outside corner plus four more in the center -not to mention some small sprays along the sides of the cloth too!

Trust me when I tell you this, but I think I need something along the lines of our bathroom light fixtures to give me better light to see what the heck I'm working on.

It's either that or sure as shooting, I'm gonna go blind!


Sandee (Comedy +) said...

I biggified them and wow that looks like a lot of work. It would take me 5 years to make, not five weeks. It's beautiful.

Have a terrific day. Big hug. :)

Linda said...

I can remember doing just one tablecloth years and years ago and thinking I was going to go blind before I finished it, too!

You did a fantastic job and should be quite proud of your handiwork. Take a break now and rest up those eyes of yours!

Travis said...

Nice job...especially with a cold and watery eyes.

Paula said...

Beautiful work, Jeni! Embroidery is so fun and it's such a good feeling to finish a project. I'm loving your tablecloths and thinking I might need to do some pillowcases soon.

Morgan Mandel said...

That is beautiful. I'm very impressed by your talent.

Morgan Mandel

Misty Dawn said...

Wow! That is absolutely gorgeous!!! I wish I knew how to do that stuff - I din't even know how to sew. Wanna teach me? I'll be over ;-)

Mrs4444 said...

Oh, it's beautiful! Nicely done :)