Monday, April 14, 2008

One Happy Daughter






Here is one happy daughter, Bec, with her new table runner. She absolutely loves it. Bec is the crafty one of the two girls and would one day like to do P & Q. She is instinctively good with colour and design and was as a teenager very interested in dress design and was forever sitting around doodling fashion sketches.


The binding went on the table runner reasonable well, but oh girls, those obtusey sort of triangle corners were a bit tricky. They aren't really right, and I had to do a lot of fudging to get them to sit (and a good hard pressing). Can any one give a lesson on this one???? Maybe our maverick of quilting at TQ, Fay. Will have to talk her into giving a mini-workshop I think. I have nailed the other corners of binding now - not a problem!

Bec and husband Joe fell in love with this water pitcher and glasses at the Antique and collectables fair in Toowoomba on the weekend. (It didn't photograph very well - the markings are in gold). It is in perfect condition and very retro and vintage. Funnily, there were quite a few young people at the fair snapping up this type of wares. This set is in perfect condition, and the glasses are so fine, one can imagine drinking an icy cold beer on a hot day out of one of these babies and feelin' soooo good. It probably came with 6-8 glasses originally, but to survive this long in this condition is marvellous. Now, all they need is a nice display cabinet to start up a collection.






2 comments:

Caity said...

and she should be happy - it's LOVELY, Di!

I'm a dunce on binding, I'm afraid - no help from me!

I'm not game to use the vintage/antique glass and jug set I own - how silly, I should get it out!

Rose Marie said...

Love the table runner! To help the piece sit better on your table, try this tip: http://appliqueandpatches.blogspot.com/2007/08/binding-fix.html that I posted on my site for a quilt that had problems sitting flat.