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Topic: A Man, a Photoessay, and a Placemat {img rotund}  (Read 1155 times)
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« on: June 28, 2011 03:59:27 PM »


Always wary of the time, our fearless Mr. Man finds himself confounded today, as to just what time it is...

Instead of just consulting the watch on his left arm, he decides to consult his horological tie.  'Cuz that makes sense.  What he finds out, of course, is that it's dinner time!

"Waiter!" he yells, with a charming mix of hostility, compassion, and rabies.

A busty, unseen serving wench promptly appears (or disappears) with a handmade piece of table accoutrement. 

Our intrepid diner is astonished by the high-quality appliqué and top-notch finishing work.  He is also dog-gone hungry.

As if by magic -- busty, unseen magic -- his plate appears.

As he does not get out much, this is enough to amaze him for a week.

However, trouble ensues when our inveterate eater encounters a forkful of difficulty with his utensils.

Try as he might, our hungry hero could not lift the fork from the placemat upon which it was satin stitched. Not even with his feral, ferocious fangs.

Unashamed of crying in public places, he cried in this public place.

Just as all seemed lost, all was suddenly found.  And by all, we mean, of course, silverware.

Now the succulent meal he had been waiting for lo these many moons could commence.

Don't let the twiggy arms fool you; this is a man who loves to eat with great aplomb.

Of course, as this photo-essay might suggest, he also loves to drink. 

Special thanks to DH for his modelling, directing, and copy-writing skills. 
Some close-ups so you can see the applique, design of the fabric, and the whole shebang. 
My sister is moving into her own apartment (after 2 years of playing musical roommates and dumpster-diving for housewares) and requested "red placemats".  I couldn't just do that.  Following an idea I must have seen on Craftster, in a manic wonder-under marathon, I created these for her, plus matching napkins.  Ironically, the appliqué of the forks' tines was not nearly as arduous as the hemming of the napkins. 




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« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2011 04:17:41 PM »

Your husband is a good sport Smiley

Your place mats are cute too, they'd be great for teaching kids how to lay a table too.
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« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2011 04:38:40 PM »

so incredibly awesome!
Your husband is a good sport Smiley

Your place mats are cute too, they'd be great for teaching kids how to lay a table too.

they are good for training husbands too! Grin
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« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2011 08:02:21 AM »

I enjoyed your story so much I had to scroll through it twice!  Great job on the placemat sets too.
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« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2011 08:30:32 PM »

I love the project and the story! Fantastic job on both Smiley.

so incredibly awesome!
Your husband is a good sport Smiley

Your place mats are cute too, they'd be great for teaching kids how to lay a table too.

they are good for training husbands too! Grin

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« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2011 10:11:42 AM »

You always have the BEST posts!  Hubby must be a great sport!  I've always wanted to make those placemats!  Nice work, too!
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« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2011 12:23:55 PM »

I love the placemats and the photo essay.  Great job.
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« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2011 08:04:55 PM »

Hee, your posts always make me grin. And spiffy placemats!
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