Sunday, October 22, 2006

Are you being served?

This is a glass covered tray that I made for my older sister last summer. I needed a house gift QUICK! I never think of this stuff beforehand, GGRrr. I've had two trays for probably 15 years looking for the perfect application. Whew!

Really bad picture, I know, I was just desperate to snap it before we ran out the door.

The plate is paperpieced onto unbleached muslin, schmear-dyed with coffee grounds. The cup is fused on top with another piece of muslin in between so it wouldn't shadow thru. The recipes are from our mother (upper left), my father's mother (upper right) and my mother's mother (lower right). I somehow have ended up with everyone's recipe boxes! The plate fabric is significant because my father's mother left me all her Blue Willow China.

My sister loved the gift. We all had quite a laugh, my mother was a STICKLER for spelling and she misspelled RAISINS as RAISONS.


Anonymous said...

Thats cool! I didnt know u made that! but i think i do remember u having the trays. haha.

I see u took the pic on the couch. I miss my chair.

May Britt said...

What a great idea for a gift. Love it.

Gail said...

Great idea for a gift, and so personal! I bet she cherishes it for years to come. said...

Super Gift! Very clever of you to think of it and get it done in a hurry too!

Love your black eyed Susan header!

paula, the_quilter said...

Love the tray. Great idea -- and not just for a last minute gift either!

Jeri said...

What a great idea! I really like that a LOT.