Thursday, December 1, 2011

SMT #54

Well here it is Thursday again and time for a nosey in everyone's workspace or life.Why you ask? Because Sassy Cheryl has a blog, and she's a nosey parker just like me. For showing what's going on in your life, you can be entered for a chance for a free Sassy Cheryl image. Now why wouldn't you want to participate?

I can't believe it's the 1st of December. This year has gone by way too fast. Do you remember thinking as a child that life was at a stand still, and 24 days to Christmas sounded like forever? Well let me tell you, the older you get the faster it goes, and 24 days is the blink of an eye. I'm scared to make a list of all I've got to get done between now and then too.

I try not to make plans that are too firmly set in stone, because they have a tendency to change. My BFF who will and has come to my aid more times than I can mention, called me on Sunday to ask what I was doing this week. I said not too much, which opened the door for a project(she's famous for projects, just ask her DH). She is a phenomenal hostess and loves giving parties. December is like one non-stop event for her. She has a both a house and a 2 bedroom guest house that she uses for hostessing her parties.  She decorates both for Christmas, and there will be at least one party a week out there(if not more) from now up until Christmas. It used to be everything was done with crystal, silver and china when she had them at the house. Since the coming of The Honey House(name of the guest house because it's where they used to store the sugar for the apiary they ran), it's a little more casual but still fully decorated.

So you're sitting there asking yourself, what does that have to do with the price of eggs in China and specifically SMT.  Well here's what. She decorates the Honey House with Snowmen. Last year I made her a Merry Christmas for her table that was done in blues and Snowflakes. This year she wanted tablecloths for the card tables with a blue background and white snowflakes. She called on Sunday remember, and she didn't have the fabric and neither did I and neither did our Walmart. Thankfully my neighbor and I had planned an outing for lunch on Monday, and instead of going to Starkville, we adjusted location to Tupelo where we had access to Hancock's, JoAnn's and Hobby Lobby to look for the fabric. Fortunately after no success at Hancock's, little success at JoAnn's, Hobby Lobby had the PERFECT fabric and almost a whole bolt. Needless to say, I bought every bit of it. So here are the pictures of how my day was spent yesterday. I made 8 card table cloths and two bigger cloths with a white border. I started after lunch yesterday and finished about 10 last night.

starting the process of cutting out the cloths for the card tables

Card table all set up and ready for food
The two wooden tables had to have a white border added to them, but this is the setup for 3 of the tables.
This is the main table. You can see the Merry Christmas I did last year, that I think inspired the need for the tablecloths. The table is made from a bowling alley lane and trimmed in walnut. Her DH built it along with being totally responsible for turning a concrete block building into this phenomenal guest facility for family and friends.


  1. Shirley- You are one awesome neighbor and friend!!!
    Can I start making a project list for you?? LOL. Glad you were successful in finding the perfect fabric. : )

  2. Flat out amazing - yep GF, YOU are FLAT OUT AMAZING!!!!!

  3. Hey Shirley great job girl.I wish you were my neighbour hun lol xx

  4. Next time, tell her that your 'swamped'. What is it they say. . . .give the busiest person the project, b/c they always get it done and do an amazing job. This is no exception! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the table cloths and that center piece arrangement is too stinkin' cute!
    I love going to parties. . . .not so much giving them. At least on a large scale. That way when I get tired I can just go home instead of telling everyone it's time to leave. :)
    Great pics, Shirley. Fun and entertaining as always!
    Thanks for sharing. . . .as always in the Sassy Cheryl's SMThursday fun!

  5. Wow, those tablecloths look great in her room. Looks like a great place to entertain and I'll bet its fun to just go in and ohhh and ahhh over the the way it looks. What a nice friend you are~

  6. Cheryls comment hit the nail on the head...and what a grand job...Sewing was one of my fav' needs to come to play again.
    Always, Tootsie

  7. Wow, you've been very busy Shirley! What a nice, crafty friend you are!

  8. Shirley you are a amazing friend and what great table so doing my house crazy in snowmen next year being i only have a few this year.hint hint.LOL!!Girl you a crafter of all

  9. Shirley, love your table clothes. They are really pretty and add just the perfect touch to the room :)