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Posted by Cobi on Wednesday December 09, 2015 at 10:01 AM
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The first time I saw this Christmas tablecloth at our friend’s house, I was completely blown away.

full tablecloth from corner

Our friend Mark’s dear mom, Mary made it and when I saw it, I felt like the Grinch whose “heart grew three sizes that day”.

Mark pulled back

Every year at Christmas dinner, Mary would invite family to doodle on the tablecloth.

Santa pulled back

And then throughout the year she would embroider over the doodles in colourful thread. Mark gladly let me photograph it and we laughed about the years that she almost didn’t get her work done in time to lay it out on the table again.

pull back shot

Never have I seen so much love, talent, history, humour, sentiment, artistry and originality all wrapped up in one tactile family heirloom. She captured the years of her family’s Christmas’ in every stitch. What a treasure.

The marriages…

Deb and Mark

The babies…

stork

The homecomings…

Homecomings

Special visitors…

chinese

Special family members…

Grandma

other grandma

Family artists…

mousey

And budding family artists…

child drawing

Special talents…

trumpet

And jokes…

tv

What an heirloom. What a gift! What an incredible symbol of what Christmas is all about.

pull back

Dare any of us even try to duplicate the beauty in Mary’s creation?

kiss the cook

In my brave moments, I’d like to try. Is this the year to purchase a clean white linen cloth and a few bright bundles of embroidery thread? It doesn’t take any more than that and of course, a heart the size of Mary’s.

Mary Mom

Here’s to Family, Love and Inspiration and a Very Merry Christmas!

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Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 12/10 at 06:21 PM

Yes Kelli, fabric markers will fade over time, especially if you wash the cloth.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 12/10 at 08:16 AM

I LOVE THIS. I am putting it on my wish list. I think the embroidery will hold up better than fabric markers, right?

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 12/09 at 06:12 PM

*AWESOME*!!
:-D

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