Sunday, September 9, 2012
Enjoying a Good Life - The story behind my Good Life tablelcoth
This month's issue of Creating Country Threads features my tablecloth pattern - 'The Good Life'. I thought I would share the story behind this simple tablecloth featuring stitched birds, that share love and coffee.
I have always loved the retro classic TV series "The Good Life" about Tom and Barbara giving up the shackles of modern living and creating a self sustaining paradise for themselves right in the suburbs.
Like many people in our uncertain world, I am seeking the basics of a satisfied life. Epicurus the philosopher says that happiness is friendship, freedom and an analysed life.
I wanted to channel some of that positive energy about simple pleasures in a simple craft project - friendship, spending time thinking while enjoying coffee, and the freedom of choosing to do these things. The design seemed a natural progression of this desire.
It is simple and easy to achieve as a craft project, but if you do make this tablecloth, I hope you will spend a few minutes thinking on the inspiration.