OK, it's cold here. 33 degrees when I got up! I know that there is not much sympathy from up north, but it's cold! Fortunately, things are looking up, and by the time my sister and her husband arrive next week, I think that we will be approaching 80. That should be a welcome change for them from the temperatures they have had in Vermont this winter!
I have managed to fit in some DIY projects while down here. The first two pictures below are of a Florida tablecloth that I got off of Ebay probably close to 20 years ago. I did not have a Florida condo on my mind at the time, but I'm glad I saved it all of these years (perhaps if I were to buy a Cape Cod vintage tablecloth, something similar might happen ?!). This particular one is pre-Disney (1967), though I don't exactly how old. Before I began this project, I checked online to be sure that I wasn't sewing into something that could be worth big bucks! No such luck.
|I borrowed the sewing machine of a neighbor, and after pinning it to batting and backing, I stitched around the scalloped edges, the state boarder, and portions of the palm trees. I then added some seam binding.|
|The edges are a bit wobbly, but I love how it just fits right in.|
|Here is my fish after I have painted it (still awaiting glaze and firing).|