As I only have one table cloth that fits my kitchen table I need to make some more. I am not a huge fan of chicken scratch but have decided to decorate the cloth with that. Now, I can't buy the nice fabric gingham that you can get in Europe and the USA. I am stuck with a poly cotton, not very cheap at $14.00 per metre but this is what we all have to use. (Unless we have access to a relatives stash.) I have considered backing it with a stabalizer, or maybe lining it, but for a breakfast cloth? I don't think so.
I bought a little extra fabric to experiment with, so first off I will try different thread weights on some serviettes. It should be interesting.
The other new project is a teaching sample for applique. I have roughed out a design based on Ginko leaves, which I have never seen up close but I liked the shape.
Then today on Pam's blog, among the most wonderful images were 2 shots of the real leaves.
I am going to have to rethink how I do this one. (Do go over and have a look at her wonderful story about NZ.)