in less than a month. Something I haven't been able to do for the past 6 months. I went to Art Market yesterday, intending to just browse, but someone was selling oilcloth and I saw this fun black and white toile and decided to make a tablecloth for my kitchen. I bought some yardage, got home, used a children bowl as a guide and scalloped the edges. I went online to Sew, Mama, Sew to see a how-to on sewing with oilcloth - thank you for the practical and uncomplicated advice. I then decided that it wasn't wide enough, so I went back to the market, bought some black and white polka dot, used a salad plate as a guide and scalloped those edges. I thought it would look fun with some large pom-poms in black so I went to one of my favorite quilting stores and found some and also found this beautiful green ric rac. I bought enough of each, the pom-poms were going to go over the ric rac that was going to hide my seam that attached the polk dots to the toile. But then I decided that the kids might have a little too much fun taking the pom off of the pom-poms, so I ended up with just the ric rac.
I actually need a pattern or appreciate a pattern because when I make up my own it takes me a long time. My brain just doesn't process all the numbers, the dimensions, how the end product should look. So when I measured the table, then measured the cloth, then measured the trim....trying to figure out the dimensions, the yardage needed...it hurt my brain. I had to talk it out with my husband, who couldn't figure out what I meant by inches and yards and this fitting this and that fitting that. As you can tell from my rambling, I tend not to make sense out loud.
But here is the finished project, completed in just over 24 hours, interrupted by kids' baths, bedtimes, time with the hub, sleep, soccer, lunch with friends from out of town, grocery shopping, not being able to find the adapter for my sewing machine (I think I have bought about 6 in the past year, and they all disappear), dinner, kids' bedtimes. Good time if you ask me. My cousin left a comment on my last post about her cute daughter saying "I made it!" when she finished a bracelet and that is how I feel, "I made it!". I just can't believe I have finished a project. Although, it isn't quite finished, I may need to glue a little here, tuck a little there...
And what to do with 8 yards of big pom-poms?