We are hibernating in the basement. Away from the outside crispy dry heat emitting earth. I will spare you a long drawn out post about how hot it is and leave you with the temperature...110'F. While hibernating today I did lots of stitching.
Using a pattern seems way too logical. Let's just say I use it as a mere guide. These sweet strawberries are so wonderful to work with. I am enjoying not only the weight of this vintage tablecloth but the patterns within the fabric as well. This is the stage of pinning in place.
I know this looks a little familiar in more ways than one. ( chair of roses and gingham apron see side bar) But the subtle nature of the rick rack and lines are so charming to me.
Just loving the yoke on this. Strawberries spilling out of the baskets and into the ruffles.
Sides have yet to be finished and lots of seams need to be sewn. This is just the pinning stage. The pattern book has long been closed I am winging it from here. Better to go with what looks best than what is written.
Such a happy thought to think way back when the strawberries were plenty and the weather was cool. This too shall pass and we will be trying to remember wearing shorts I am sure. Looking forward to getting out of the house tomorrow. Thanks for all your lovely comments they truly make my day!