January 25, 2011

Sewing In The Rain...

This is the assortment I chose for my table accessories project last week. Of course, the weekend was full and fun (more about that later this week), but I didn't get as far as I'd planned to create my pieces.

Monday was spent catching up on housework (groceries and tidying up), and then I had chorale rehearsal in the evening. No sewing.

Tuesday morning was spent going over some of my music for the Soundsations, and before I knew it, I had to run out to their Tuesday afternoon rehearsal. I can't tell you how much fun I'm having learning new songs and dance moves needed for a few of the numbers.

The weather turned nasty late day, so I decided to stay home from Books a Million knit night and spend time in the studio instead. Back for some much-needed sewing therapy.
I also pulled out the yardage I'd purchased of French General toweling fabric. I decided to make napkins from the toweling to coordinate with the placemats I'm making from the General line.

I've taking our family away from paper napkins, and to tell the truth, I'm really enjoying the civility of using fabric napkins instead. I know my friend, Krisann likes the fact that it's also a green decision - and she's right - but it's the luxe factor that I really enjoy. Simple pleasures, right?
This is just one of the placemats I created last night. I haven't sewn the binding on the placemat yet. I'm going to make all the mats first and then I'll bind them all at the same time. The finished placemats measure 12" x 18" and the napkins are 18" square.

All of the fabrics were used in my French General "Rouenneries" quilt, which I use on our kitchen table. I'm making six placemats and six napkins. All the napkins are the same, but the placemats will be made in pairs, so there will be three different sets.

I bet you can guess what I'll be doing today. I'll show you tomorrow, when I should have everything finished! I really do love playing in the studio.

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Patty C. said...

The fabrics are so beautiful - I can't wait to see the completed project.

I am glad you are enjoying your new singing career ;)

Take Care

Michelle May said...

Nothing like a day sewing. My favorite kind.
xx, shell

The French Bear said...

I just love her fabric! Gorgeous! It is the feel of the fabric too that is so nice. The colors are terrific and I love the idea that you are making napkins!!

Lady Farmer said...

I LOVE the French General fabrics but have never seen them anywhere but their website. (Pretty spendy!) Is that where you purchase yours? I would love to get my hands on some ~ especially the towelling!

DeeDee said...

So lovely....I am so happy to see someone make things for thier own home...I seem to be sutck in the rut of making for others...lol...while my curtains lay in a tub all cut out....

you inpsire me Miss Donna to sew on... enjoy the rainy sewing days...

MosaicMagpie said...

The fabrics are great! I use cloth napkins as well. I buy the vintage cotton damask ones when ever I see them. No one wants to iron them so they sell them. I don't iron them either, they are folded when they come out of the dryer and placed in basket in the kitchen.

Shirley said...

Hi Donna, I was wondering if you were close to the severe weather that they were talking about. We are suppose to warm up tomorrow and Friday and then have more snow on Monday. Just what I want. I love the napkins and will be anxious to see the finished place mat. Will you be playing some of your music on your blog. Have a great day. Your Missouri Friend.


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