For me, I have been planning to make a patchwork throw using vintage embroidered tablecloths from charity shops. I've gathered up quite a collection as often they are priced cheaply, and I think what a shame it is that no body seems to value all the work that went into making them.
The tablecloths I've used are all small sized ones with a range of patterns and designs. I first cut them out last year, but I've been envisioning this project for much longer than that. Now, with only time on my hands as I wait for the baby to arrive, I thought I should get on with it.
I've made the patch work top and cut a vintage sheet for the bottom. I just have to make the binding for the edge and this long-awaited project will be complete. It's shaping up ok, though I think that some of the cloths have more linen in them than others as some of the squares are looking pretty creased. They were also really hard to cut accurately, so there are lots of mismatched joins.
Who knows, maybe I'll even do some mending next - stranger things have happened...
p.s Dot wasn't included intentionally, she just can't resist lying on anything I put on the floor.