How are you coming along with My Scrappy Vintage Kitchen? Have you stitched the first two blocks?
Today we're stitching block 3, Tulips on the Table...
Nana didn't grow tulips, but she did grow other flowers in her tiny patch of dirt outside the front porch. On summer nights we'd sit there on the top step with a cup of tea in hand and let the fragrance of her wildflowers drift around us.
When the blooms were abundant she'd cut a bunch for her simple old vase and place them right in the centre of the kitchen table. I get my love of flowers from Nana.
A couple of years back we were moving to another rental house and I decided to make myself a kind of 'welcome' gift in those evening hours of rest after days spent packing up the old house, and it was this very Tulips on the Table stitchery I chose to feature on a small tablecloth made from flour sack.
The basic vase and flowers design without the doily beneath was traced into each of the corners and the cloth was bordered in a pretty yellow floral print before I began the embroideries.
I shared a tutorial on how to make that tablecloth back HERE if you'd like to try something similiar.
Any of the Scrappy Vintage Kitchen stitcheries would fit in a corner.
I still use my sweet little tablecloth but whilst re-making all the vintage kitchen patterns into a wall quilt recently I've thought about making another tablecloth with one of the other motifs. Time permitting that may just happen.
The complete pattern for My Scrappy Vintage Kitchen quilt is HERE in my Etsy Shop
If you missed blocks 1 and 2 go to My Scrappy Vintage Kitchen page for the links.
In the next issue of the Rewind Club I've included a few designs which I finished as pocketed pincushions when I made them back in 2016.
If you follow THIS tutorial of mine you could make similar pinnies from orphan stitcheries in your stash and even fussy cut fabrics (or join the Rewind club by August 4th and use the ones I did).
You've Got a Friend as a completed pinnie which I gave to Wendy...
....and You Mean the World To Me, also as a completed pinnie.
This one went to my sweet Blossom and lives on her sewing table all the time.
These heartfelt stitcheries are on the pattern sheets in two sizes and it's the smaller ones which became pockets for the pincushions, but last week I decided to make the larger version of You've Got a Friend in applique and love how it turned out!
I think this will become a feature block for a new runner on my bedside table and I might even stitch a verse for it as well.
Do you know a little flower-strewn verse or quote that I could use?
Mr E is recovering from his nasty bout of influenza and is back at work again, thankfully with a lighter load today. Having him home so unwell meant slower days, plenty of time in the afternoons to just sit and rest, chat and stitch. A lot of nourishing meals and lemon/honey tea also made their way to his tummy.
I'm so grateful to those of you who prayed for him ((thank you)) and wanted to offer you a small token of thanks by way of a free Scripture pattern so if you drop by on Sunday I'll have it ready to share with you. It's one I shared many years ago and finished as a small wall hanging for a friend but the verse is so encouraging that I'm currently stitching it again to hang in our home.
If I settle down tonight and let my needle take the time it needs I should be able to photograph it and re-write the pattern tomorrow.
I pray for each of you today is that our Lord would bless you with peace, clarity, health and provision for every one of your needs; that He would lead you to walk beside those still waters and restore your soul. That you would be still and know, from the very depths of your being, that He is God and He loved you with every step to the Cross, that He loves you today and always.