Sunday, April 25, 2010

Gramma's May Basket Mandala Tablecloth

I had such fun making this!

My Grandmother was born in 1896 and lived to be 100 years old. She was a wonderful woman, full of fun. She loved to bake and make candy - Ike's Million Dollar Fudge, Potato Candy, Stuffed Dates - and every spring she made colorful May Baskets and filled them with her homemade goodies for her family and friends. Then she would ring our doorbells, leave the baskets on our steps, and hide! Gramma so enjoyed her friends. They played cards together each week and called themselves "The Galloping Grandmothers." Gramma always set a pretty table for the ladies. This table cloth reminds me of my Gram. It is patched together with fabric belonging to four generations of women: my grandmother, my mother, myself, and my daughter, Lisbeth. Lisbeth's mandala is at the center, the rainbow plaid came from my mother's stash, the rest of the fabric is mine except for the white and pink flowered border - this comes from an upcycled vintage tablecloth that belonged to my grandmother. 34" x 34"
Table cloth is embellished with ribbon, ric rac, top stitching, and hand embroidery.
There's great energy in this tablecloth - it will make an extra special Mother's Day, Bridal Shower, or Wedding Gift!
There's a Mother's Day Sale going on over at Brainstorm Studio! Buy ANY 2 items, and get 20 percent off ANY third item! Yay!


  1. That is really beautiful - both in its own right but also in the way it brings all those generations together. I love it!

  2. Wow! What a great table cloth!! I love the embroidery!