you I thought it was safe to go back into the water sewing room.
I see this number sitting quietly on my craft table.
I have tried making it disappear, forgetting about it, wishing it would grow legs and just walk away,
but there it sits...awaiting my attention.
It's an item my oldest son phoned one day describing and asking if I could sew something with it - something like maybe a "throw" for the sofa.
I asked him, "Your sofa or my sofa?"
He doesn't have a sofa.
I certainly didn't want his idea of a "throw" on my sofa.
Seems someone gave him a blackjack table cover...yes, you read that correctly...you're not losing your mind.
However, I certainly think I am!
And no, I haven't hit myself in the head with a kettlebell! :)
It is an official blackjack table cover from a very popular casino.
(that's not a soiled area below the design...I smudged through the casino name/logo)
Firstborn would like me to back it with fabric and make a sort of throw or quilt to display on his yet-to-be-purchased-sofa
He seems to think it's a neat thing.
I informed him it might be neat for an unmarried man, but once he takes a wife she will probably banish his precious throw to a box in the basement...never to be seen again!
People - I used to sew fine batiste, entredeux, French lace, and Swiss eyelet.
What have I been reduced to?
I used to smock and make tiny tucks and sweet gathers and shell stitch
and all the pretty bullion roses and buds??
First, the sassy satin purple princess dress and now a blackjack table covering throw!
Somebody pass the smelling salts.
Have any of you ever finished a blackjack table cover throw?
What did you back it with?
Did you put a bias binding around the outer edge?
Do you know magic to make it simply disappear?
How can I get it out of my house?
Any constructive and not-so-constructive (as long as they make me laugh) ideas would be most appreciated.
It has a soft fine felt-like top that is adhered to some non stretching poly bottom.
It is very easy to sew through.
I'm thinking of backing it with dark brown or black flannel and putting a bias binding around the edge to give it a quilt type look.
And da sooner it leaves my sewing room and moves to his apartment without da sofa,
And if you have no throw ideas,
Just pray for me!