Saturday, 28 February 2009

Pink Saturday - Tablecloth




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Nigel is holding a table top sale at the church this morning so I have been busy this week going through cupboards and drawers sorting out items, which we no longer use or just don't need anymore.

I started to sorting out my table cloths and came across this particular one that I bought about 15 years ago whilst living in Paignton. The tablecloth is hand embroidered by a lady (Amy) that I used to work with about 30 years ago and her sister was selling the tablecloths at a craft fayre.

The photograph really doesn't show the fine needlework and the beautiful pink flowers off to their full potential. I must admit I rarely use it because I'm frightened that it might get spoiled, which is silly really because it's just going to waste sitting in my drawer - so I shall iron it and put on my dinning room table.

Amy is now in 80's and lives in a sheltered housing complex but my memories of her is seeing her at lunchtimes sitting in her office busy sewing away. I bought the tablecloth because of those memories and because of the time and effort she put into each piece.

17 comments:

Swerdnic said...

Really sweet flowers - thanks for sharing. It must have taken her ages, very talented lady. We have many tablecloths in the draw that don't get used because they are so pretty.

take care.
Lx

Rhondi said...

Hi Judith
What a lovely tableclothe and it is all the more special because of the person who made it.
Happy pink Saturday. Thanks for being so good at leaving comments. I'm afraid I'm terrible at it!
Hugs, Rhondi

Riet said...

That is a beautiful tablecloth. Lovely memories.
Happy pink Saturday.

Cherdecor said...

Yes, put that tablecloth on the table and use it. It is so beautiful! I love pretty things on the table.

White Iris Designs said...

This is so lovely....You must use it sometime it is too pretty to keep in a drawer.

BTW....Mystery client revealed this Pink Saturday....think you know who it is?

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Judith,
Very pretty table cloth! Wonderful memories too. Have a lovely day.

Blessings,
Sandi

MyThoughtsMyVoice said...

Isn't it nice to have this kind of event to participate. You were sorting through your things and came across this find. Beautiful.

Happy Pink Saturday!

Smilingsal said...

It does take a good bit of time to create a lovely piece like this.

Mojo said...

The care and effort are obvious, even to an artless heathen like me.

2L3Bs World said...

Such a fine artworks.. and you're so thoughtful of your friend Amy.. Have a nice day my friend..

sweetmemorymakingmom said...

Happy Pink Saturday! What a gorgeous embroidered tablecloth. Wouldn't it be perfect for a teaparty!?! pink hugs, Ellen

p.s. I love your header with the beautiful pink roses!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

That is truly lovely! I can't even imagine how much time it would take to make something that beautiful. I know you must cherish it.

Happy Pink Saturday!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Gabriela said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Love embroidery.


~ Gabriela ~

Mimi said...

Thanks so much for sharing this week. I can't think of anything to cheer me up more in my sub-zero temps than a Pink Saturday. Your offering is marvelous!

Susan said...

Happy Pink Saturday

Susan

Claudia said...

Beautiful tablecloth ~ Happy Pink Saturday!

Loretta said...

What a lovely tablecloth! Enjoy it!