Friday, December 24, 2010
More Napery Finished
I'm sailing fairly close to the wind with my Christmas gift making, but it's all done now, except for the wrapping. These are the second set of placemats and napkins I've made for the family. I forget how long I've had this fabric, but I liked it and as usual, purchased a few metres.
Actually, these projects take quite a deal of fabric, so to make sure I had everything a good size, I used a toning but different fabric on the back of the placemats, and something different again for the bindings. These all came from my stash, nothing purchased especially. I even used a white stiff lawn inside the placemats, something I 'inherited' after my mother-in-law passed away. I think I like the stripe better than the fruit/vege side!!!
And, just to prove I am totally batty, I have to show you that I found these matching tea towels in the cupboard. I bought them somewhere because I liked them, and they go so well with this set. The kitchen where these will 'live' is quite neutral, so the maroon will be fine. I also found some bottle green checked tea towels as well, which will go with the chilli set. I hope the family like what I've made.
All seems to be in order for our day out tomorrow. We have spent a few anxious hours worrying over the river height, but we have been told by several people that the bridge should not go under water, so I suppose we'll just drive over it and not look back. Hopefully, when we arrive there tomorrow afternoon, we'll be able to get back home.
I know most people are busy doing their last minute preparations, and won't be around their computers, but I take this opportunity to wish everyone a wonderful Christmas, and thank you all sincerely for taking an interest in the things I am doing. I appreciate each and every comment. Take care all.