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Saturday, November 10, 2007

Chicken Scratch tablecloth.

I already have quite a few gingham cloths and aprons decorated with 'Chicken Scratch' embroidery, but can't resist another good example. Gingham has such a fresh clean look, and this green will look nice on the outdoors setting on a summer's day. I found this in an opshop for $4.50...

3 comments:

Crazee4books said...

Hi Gina,

I think I'd like to spend some time exploring Op Shops with you. You seem to have incredible luck finding treasures there. You certainly know your way around all those wonderful shops in your part of the world.

Your Kitten embroidery is so sweet, and I like your colour choices very much. It's nice to have something like this project to while away the hours when you're stuck in a waiting room with 10 year old magazines, and no end in sight.

How nice to have friends who spot something somewhere, think of you and snap it up for you. The lace books is a beauty, and I'm sure you're going to get a lot of enjoyment out of it.

Cheers.

Gina E. said...

Judy, thank you for visiting! I have a neat book about thrift and second hand shops in Melbourne, which has helped me locate a lot of shops that I would not have known exist otherwise. I will spend a day in one region of Melbourne, with a list of shops and where they are, and visit them one after the other. Sometimes I get lucky, other times there is nothing in any of the shops to tempt me. But it's fun looking...and expensive, given the cost of petrol these days!

loulee1 said...

I'd not seen this type of embroidery until our friend Pam Kellogg showed some a while ago. I think it must not have been popular here in GB.

You would like it here on the Isle of Man, there are several op shops in each town, and also here in Ramsey there is an antique style store which often has pretty pieces for sale. This week it is an old patchwork quilt which is in need of a great deal of TLC