|The dark splotches are water. Should have taken a close up photo, too.|
I knew already that this kind of embroidery using gingham is called "chicken scratch" and I even have an apron embroidered with it. But I loved her tablecloth for its utility and homey look. I associated chicken scratch with aprons, and I just don't wear aprons often, even though I love their design and milieu.
I suddenly realized that this tablecloth will be my next big handwork project. It's fairly mindless once I find the middle and establish my pattern, the materials are easy to come by, and the end result is definitely something I will use.