I started this in 1996, the year we moved back to the city. It started out to be just a table cloth but it grew and grew. This really isn't a very good picture, but it is the best I could do. It is made from vintage linen, doilies, ribbon , worn out table cloths, bits of lace, ribbon embroidery,regular embroidery, a bit of applique and anything else I could think of to add on. Below is a close up of one area. Notice the LOVE label, it is one of my favorite parts, I collect labels from clothing that are pretty and interesting and use them on my things. There are many ribbon flowers and some beads and pieces of doilies and such.
This kinda reminds me of the Moon with clouds passing over it. Some more lace,blue silk ribbon, ribbon flowers, and silk ribbon embroidery for the baby rose vine.
You can see here how some of the miscellaneous pieces come together, I added the silk yo yos and the flowers.
Isn't this butterfly grand? It is quite large, I appliqued it down ad added some tiny lace for it's feelers.
You can see the meeting of a napkin, a doily, I just added a few flower with embroidery and in the left corner you can see some pretty fuchsias made from ribbon backed by some pretty lace.
Well that is the tour, there is more to it than just these pictures but you get the idea. It took quite a while to make, and I might still add more, if the mood strikes. Also if you look closley you can see that some of the pieces are stained. I didn't get to conserned about it then, but it might be a consern now if I did another one. TTFN