September 27th, 2008
I whipped up this tablecloth for a folding table at my church. I’m in charge of organizing the coffee and treats each week, which I frankly haven’t been doing that stellar of a job. The church was using a 50-cup, tinny, percolator that made really weak, tinny coffee that was served out of styrofoam cups. Appetizing, right? I purchased a commercial Bunn brewer and upgraded to a local coffee, Cafe Umbria. I used to work at Torrefazione, which was started by the Bizzari brothers. Torrefazione has since been purchased and nearly eliminated by Starbucks. But the brothers each started new shops, Cafe Senso Unico and Cafe Umbria here in Seattle and they both have great coffee. We now also have eco cups, which biodegrade. Back to the tablecloth… I found the oilcoth at Stitches for a decent price and trimmed it with some leftover fabric I made into binding. I didn’t measure the table before I decided to make this, so I was a little worried my sizing would be off but it turned out just fine. And it looks so much nicer than a chipped, metal folding table. I was considering making a canvas tablecloth, because I found canvas fabric I just loved, but was soon very glad I didn’t go in that direction. After the first use of the tablecloth, about two cups of coffee were spilled on it and brownies and bread were mashed into it, and it all wiped off with a sponge.
This week went so much faster than last week, perhaps because I had a day off on Monday. It’s supposed to be nice this weekend, so we have plans to head to a local farm for some fresh produce,, and I’m going to re-pot my planters with fall cabbage and mums; the summer herbs are all looking very sad. And, hopefully, get some rest!
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