Thursday, June 17, 2010

Table Topper Ta-Da


It's Sew & Tell Friday!

First, though, thank you for the anniversary wishes! Celebrating is on hold until the weekend, though. Norm worked a 12-hour shift Thursday and came home to a lawn in desperate need of mowing, and because it's supposed to rain for the next couple days, that was a priority. Nevertheless, we are both looking forward to going out to dinner on Saturday night.

As far as sewing, I finished this table topper for my dad for Father's Day. As I mentioned a couple days ago, he is using a Christmas table topper and that is just a little ridiculous, although he doesn't seem to mind. Anyway, I hope he likes the new one!

This was again an opportunity to practice stippling, and I am happy to report that, surprisingly, I did not freak the heck out this time. And yes, there was a beverage involved, but it was just iced tea. It was pretty early in the day for a brew, so I held off on that until later. I honestly just had the usual random, run-of-the-mill thoughts going through my head as I quilted this time. Such as:
  • I can't wait for the Rush documentary to come out on DVD at the end of the month!

  • Why don't I use batiks more often? They really are beautiful.

  • What on earth is that noise behind me? Oh, it's the window guy measuring outside for the basement replacements. I wonder what he thinks of me sitting here at the sewing machine wearing funny white gloves, with the blues music blasting? Hey, at least I'm fully dressed and not standing in my underwear ironing my shirt. That's a visual he doesn't need seared into his brain.

  • Things I need from Walmart: Gum...dishwasher gelpacs...Father's Day card...
Yeah, pretty boring inner dialog, but it was nice to feel more relaxed during the process.

Next up is a small throw-size quilt top that needs quilting before my niece's graduation party next Saturday so I can gift it to her then. I think I'll do straight-line quilting on that one.

Thanks for visiting, and have fun peeking in and seeing what other creative peeps have been working on, linked over at amylouwho.

22 comments:

Sarah Craig said...

Love your random, run-of-the-mill thoughts!! Especially about the ironing..... ha ha!! Beautiful gift for your dad!!

Michelle said...

Beautiful table topper! I'm sure your dad will love it. I really like the pale leafy print you used in the background. It compliments the lovely, large floral wonderfully.

Way to go on being relaxed while stippling! Yes, your random thoughts don't sound nearly as terrifying as the last go round. :-)

Have a wonderful celebratory anniversary weekend!

Michelle said...

Great work!

p.s.phyllis sews said...

Beautiful work and your thoughts make me laugh!
We also have an anniversary today along with millions and millions of other June brides. Enjoy!

Diane said...

Wow, now I am going to need to take notes of what I think about when I quilt... love hearing your inner dialog! The table topper is beautiful and I am sure your dad will love it!

nima said...

wwo...gorgeous table top....

pinksuedeshoe said...

Love your "thought process".Though I am still laughing about your last one.

Dee said...

What a thoughtful Father's Day gift and you shame me 'cause hubby just takes care of the guys on this day.

Beautiful finish!

Roslyn said...

When I first started machine quilting, meandering , on my DSM I was challenged but as I persisted it became a soothing movement where I got lost in the pleasure of the rhythm. That's when I got hooked on machine quilting so "keep on quilting"!

Miri said...

Terrific table topper! Love the fabrics and the design...so you iron your shirts just before putting them on too! :)

Ivory Spring said...

What a beautiful table topper, and what a wonderful gift for your Dad.

Happy Anniversary to you! Have a blessed weekend.

Leslie said...

pretty finish!!!

Karen said...

that is a great table topper. Lovely pattern.

Jane said...

The table topper is beautiful and I'm sure your Dad will be happy to put away his Christmas table topper for awhile. I always enjoy reading your posts...they bring a smile to my face!!
Jane

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Hello P., That is a great post with all your family wedding photos. That is a lot of family history to be proud of. Thanks for stopping by. Have a good weekend...Julian

Catherine said...

Lovely table topper and I'm sure your Dad will be pleased with your work. So funny reading your random thoughts!

anne maskell said...

Beautiful! I love the pics in the previous post too. I love old photos, could look at them for hours. Thanks for your kind comments on my blog!

em's scrapbag said...

The table topper looks lovely. I enjoyed your pictures in the previous post. Happy Anniversary a little late.

MandMStudio said...

Lovely:)

Beth said...

A lovely tabletopper- I'm sure your Dad will enjoy it!

Dayna said...

This was very amusing. :-) What a great gift.

Rene' said...

Great gift for your Dad!! Very sweet. Thanks for sharing!