vintage craft // the zero-progress tablecloth
When you are a maker, you are in a constant loop of starting new projects, working on existing projects, and finishing projects. The reality of this loop, however, is that some projects get left behind. Show me a maker, and I'll show you their unfinished makes. Well, maybe...often they are hidden away!
I come from generations of makers and somehow many of the things they were making have passed down to me. As if I don't have enough of these unfinished objects of my own! Some are treasures, some feel like burdens, and some are too good to get rid of even if you don't know what you'll do with them.
This stamped tablecloth is the latter. And because I love irony, note that this is sealed in its package and the title of the design is "Progress."
I've decided to leave it sealed for now, but look closely at the stamping and fabric. The edges of the cloth are simply overlock. No fancy hem! And the fabric isn't all that great either. It was made for easy washing so you could use the piece you had just spent all the time stitching.
The size is 60 x 104 inches, and according to the back, it would use a total of 44 skeins of floss in two colors. Just think of how many cross stitches that would be
I actually really like the design on this, but I'm not sure that I'll ever start it, let alone finish it. Apparently my relative had the same feeling.
Do you have any old projects waiting to be finished?