Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Making it personal - threads of time

Isn't this just the neatest way to remember a special get together?

 I saw this vintage tablecloth on Flickr, posted by Flymissy, you can check out her lovely blog here.

Take a nice plain linen or cotton tablecloth and ask your guests to sign their names in pencil onto the fabric. 
Then either during the event or at a later date embroider over the names to create a work of art/ memory of that day.

I am going to start this Christmas with one of my own.
It will be the first Christmas in our new home in Suffolk, with our first granddaughter Matilda and with new friends at our table. 
What better way to remember each year than to add new names to the cloth?
It would be fun to ask the guests to start sewing whilst at the table - but maybe not popular with hungrier ones. Perhaps it could be an optional activity- instead of washing up after the meal!
We'll see. 

The possibilities for this signature cloth are endless- birthdays, weddings, new home gift - I just can't wait to get started.

Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. --Rumi 

1 comment:

dolie said...

What a lovely idea. I came up with a similar one for our dining chairs, I bought a plain one to use as the template to make the others and thought it a waste as we don't want that one on but I have bought fabric pens and am going to get guests to doodle on it for us. The embroidery idea is maybe a bit better and a bit longer lasting. Thanks.
and this Christmas in Suffolk? Amazing, hope we can pop in for a coffee to sign the cloth, and perhaps meet the Slagles as we pass to Becky who is hosting her first christmas at their home. Exciting all the new stages in our lives

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