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I was mooching around at my mom's today, when I went to collect my son after school and found this cloth I made in 1992. It took me a year to complete, but I didn't work on it for about 6 months; I would complete a couple of rounds an evening, and towards the end it took me 2 evenings to complete a round. I worked in a factory making cast iron kitchen wares/scales at that time. It was the year I left home - so was broke and had a glass table that needed a cloth. I was even offered £100 by my supervisor for it, but I declined - everyone said I was crackers for not taking the money - but I am really glad I held on to it.

 

The whole cloth view -http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/4667/2186/1600/full%20cloth.jpg

 

Centre/Stitch view -http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/4667/2186/1600/cloth%20centre.jpg

 

With my son -

http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/4667/2186/1600/Kris%20&%20cloth.jpg

It was 2 different patterns from crochet monthly with a bit of ad-libbing in the middle; one for the centre and one for the edging. I must have used about 800g of No.10 thread in different shades of cream - because I bought one reel at a time (I was broke!), with a 1.75mm hook. It is 5 ft diameter. The only draw back was it got heavy to work on towards the end.

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beautiful! oh my

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It's lovely. I know what you mean about buying one skein/ball at a time. Did the same with my first large project. I was a working single mom & would buy a skein on payday. That project ended up with about 5 shades of the main color:)

Alosha

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its quite awsome. I would not sell it either . that took a lot of work . :manyheart

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Lovely Tablecloth, You did a wonderful job on it. :clap

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Liz, the tablecloth is lovely! You did a wonderful job. :cheer:hook:clap

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That is very pretty! And it's good you kept it. One, as a reminder of leaner times that you came thru and two, still something beautiful was made even though you didn't have much money. Three, it is an heirloom piece. Maybe you can give it to your son when he has a home of his own. :)

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Looks great :clap and has some history, (1992) plus sentimental value attachment.

 

I would make it an heirloom piece to hand down to someone. :)

 

Also it might have more seniority in your home then anyone else

except you lol ;)

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Great work on the tablecloth......I would've hang on to it for sentimental reasons too.

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Wow. The work that had to go into that. I can only imagine. Thank God you held onto it. It is just beautiful. That is something that will always be priceless. Great job.:hook

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What an awesome tablecloth.:cheer Isn't it nice to have something you made so many years ago.

 

mary

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lovely. :cheer I made my first project 30 years ago and it was filet crochet, I am still amazed that I finished it and it still survives. Of course after having three children and then going to woek I stoppe until just before last Christmas and saw a snowman I had to make.

Once again it is lovely:yay

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Beautiful, Liz. I hope that you still use it! No way should you sell it. :)

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How very lovely. What a dear thing to make and have.

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Beautiful cover. They would of had to pry it out of my hands. No way would that leave my house.:hook

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Ohhh that's beautiful. (motivation for me to finish mine)

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WOW! Just gorgeous! You should be very proud of your acomplishment!!! :clap

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