About living a creative life in a small commuity approximately 300 kilometres above the Arctic Circle

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Voila!

Finally! After nearly twenty years and two relocations I can present this finished dinner table cloth. I checked my crochet pattern binder earlier this week and found out that this pattern was found in a Norwegian magazine in 1987. I inherited a dining table from my grandmother in the beginning of 1988 and I guess I started the table cloth right after that. I have worked on it from time to time. The last time was a couple of years ago when I finished the border(not shown). The only thing remaining was securing the thread ends and I needed a couple of years to get the courage to do it.

But now it's done! And I'm satisfied with the result.

Inga

20 comments:

Simonetta said...

A magnificent result!!!! Great Inga, has been worth of it to end this job, really!!!

Jodie said...

Just Beautiful Inga.

Jodie

Diana said...

What a great finish! It's just lovely!

dot said...

Beautiful. SOme things are worth the wait. This is truely a piece of art.

Patti said...

Ok, it's just marvelously beautiful. What a wonderful feeling of accomplishment you msut have.

Alena said...

Ingaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!! What a beauty! I love it, love it, love it... ups, sooo cute, and with those tulips it works wonders... Great job to finish it off after all those years... Thank you so much for sharing it with us... I hope you have a wonderful winter... Take care...

pamina (laurence) said...

Beautiful work !

gwen said...

Such a work and such a beauty, you can be proud! I love the colors you chose for the swap too!

Sweet P said...

Magnificent! You are going to treasure the table cloth for many years to come.

La Tea Dah said...

Inga, your tablecloth is absolutely beautiful! What a delight. May you treasure it forever --- I know you will.

Great job!
LaTeaDah

teodo said...

It's beautiful!!!! Good. ciao ciao

gray la gran said...

wow ... you made an heirloom !

Bea said...

How cute! Looks very beautiful! Just want to feel the amazing lace!

Chris said...

Just love all your quilting and crocheting projects.

Hanne said...

Beautiful crochet work Inga Helene :-)

Laura R said...

Wow, Inga!
How wonderful that you never gave up and kept the project going all these years! Thank you for the hope you instill.
It brings to mind the beautiful crocheted pieces I've inherited from my Grandma, her sister, and my great grandmothers. Thanks.

Hedgehog said...

Happy belated new year to you, too! Love the tablecloth - and the basketweave blocks, too! What an accomplishment to finish such a long-standing project!

Rose Marie said...

I haven't done filet crochet in a number of years. Seeing your beautiful tablecloth makes me want to get out my hook and do some squares. Wonderful job!

La Tea Dah said...

Hi Inga,

Just checking in to see how you are. Are the days getting longer yet? Warmer? I thought I'd drop by to let you know I'm thinking of you and hope all is well.

LaTeaDah

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Beautiful and lovely and well worth finishing - if I were you - I would not allow red wine or red speghetti sauce anywhere near this!

Cheers!

Evelyn