Sewing mixed up with some books, recipes and musings.
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Easy Sewing Therapy: Placemats
I'm needing some very simple sewing projects while we foster little Lucky for these first few days. These are placemats that I made with more of the donated decorator fabric brought to sewing guild meeting each month. I wouldn't normally post about this simple a project but the shape is what made me happy. I was looking for a Big 4 pattern to fit the round table of a friend this last month and could not find this angled design in any of the catalogs. Then a sewing friend shared this design and I love it. Worked perfectly for the blue and green placemats that I made in December and now we havesix of these on our oval lanai table.
Pattern dimensions are 20" at the bottom width, length 13 1/2" and width at the top is 11" with 1/4" seam allowance.
Afternoon of day 2
Here's the slight truce we're at so far between Sam the basenji and Lucky. I would call it "we've agreed to disagree" tone. Lucky is definitely getting bolder (not a great thing and why he needs to get neutered and we get trained in managing a terrier) and more playful, definitely a good thing and very fun for us since Sam has never been that kind of dog. Thanks for all your good wishes. Our routine is getting re-established with getting a second dog sooner than we had ever considered but we're all learning.