I keep buying those old fashioned embroidered tablecloths whilst out thrifting.



I must have about 6 now.

And I do use them just as they are.

The other night (rather strangely) I had a dream about one of my thrifted tablecloths.

The one with the hearts stitched round and round the centre to be precise.

But it had our hands embroidered on it too! 

So of course, it had to be made.





Now, I know it’s not the most original embroidery project.

But I love it because it came to me in a dream.


And I love it for what it will mean to me when we don’t have tiny, sticky little hands to draw round and hold anymore.






9 Responses to “Tablecloth”

  1. Dad Says:
    January 21st, 2008 at 7:59 pm

    Lovely table cloth Janet, and what a brilliant idea.
    Got any suggestions as to what one could do with a red wine stained table cloth? (One of your Mums best – it had to be!)

  2. Kristy Says:
    January 21st, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    I must do this. xxx

  3. French Knots Says:
    January 21st, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    What a lovely way to get a creative idea. Looks great.

  4. Julia Says:
    January 22nd, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    The houses are beautiful !

  5. Ulla Says:
    January 22nd, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    This tablecloth is absolutely wonderful – I really like your idea about stitching beloved, tiny hands on it.

    You must have a wonderful way of thinking….

  6. Nanette Says:
    January 22nd, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    Some of my best ideas come from dreams.

  7. bigbucketgirl Says:
    January 23rd, 2008 at 7:29 am

    Love the tablecloth…we did this to stop the kids fighting over where they would sit at the dining table! We haven’t done it on all the cloths but when the days are fraught and we sense an ‘altercation’…we use the hands!

  8. Margie Says:
    January 23rd, 2008 at 9:06 am

    i have a small collection of tablecloths too, and feel over the moon at the sight of one waiting to come home to live with me, i use them and wonder who spent all those hours putting the pretty flowers on them all.. i draw around my boys hands each Christmas in our Christmas book now they are big, they aren’t keen any more….. but the memories of those little hands and all those wonderful years … bliss… happy days Margie

  9. cake Says:
    April 30th, 2009 at 9:01 am

    […] After some chatting, eating and general wrecking of the tablecloth […]

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