About a week ago, I started crocheting my African Violet motifs. You may refer back a few posts, to my April 7th entry, and see how I began with the project. I enjoyed making them, but was unsure how I wanted to pull them all together. Some readers favored the idea of placemats, but I decided on making a table runner. It just seemed to me, that I could make solid-colored placemats to tone down the wide range of colors that might already give my tablescape a bit of a busy overall look.
Having made my decision, I picked my project up and down, during the course of the week. Most often, the time I can find to do that is after dinner, while watching television. Well, finally I finished it... So for WIP Wednesday, hosted by Leslie , at My Country Home, I'm happy to show you how it came out!
It took 25 motifs to make a size I was happy with for the size of my table. The actual measurements came to be approximately 40" in length, and 13" in width.
Now here you see I have set out burgundy colored placemats, as that was the best I could coordinate for today's purposes. But I will soon be making another set, in some shade of pink, to better go with the runner... I've been wanting to make my own fabric napkins too, but I don't know WHEN I'll get to that.
From here... ha! ha! You know I'll be on the look out for some pretty purple/violet covered dishes of some sort. What a very pretty table I think that might make for next Easter! But I think the milk glass plates look pretty enough too, so I don't think it's a major priority on my shopping list...
Remember the healthy African Violet I spoke of before? It had buds, but you couldn't see them in the picture. Yesterday, I noticed the first flower bloom!!
I've always said my green thumb is a very light, pale, barely-can-see-it shade of green! I have had some luck with tomato plants, but I love African Violets!.. Maybe I get that from a grandmother who used to love them too! Through the years, I like to think I've gotten better with them, as less and less of them die after much longer periods of time! I'm very proud and happy about this!
For my next project(s)... I think I may start on a doll or two, like the ones I made for Haiti. I'd like to make those pink placemats, I mentioned... I've also been wanting to make some kind of Spring wreaths or decorations for both my front and back doors. As always, we'll see what time allows!... Thank you so much for stopping by today!