Wednesday, December 19, 2007
I made two quick quilt as you go free form Christmas tree place mats this evening. I was thinking they would make nice gifts. As I'm sitting sewing away it occurred to me that place mats usually come in sets of at least 4. My insightful husband asked if I really wanted to make 4 of exactly the same thing. He doesn't think people would get my artistic sense if I went for mix and match. Still, it was a quick project, so maybe I can make a few more in the same pattern and then try something different. I guess I can think about it while I stitch down the binding.
It was 9 last night when DH disappeared quietly into the bedroom. Usually that means he's gone to watch football. I went in to check on him and he was fast asleep. I enjoyed the way the star pattern on the quilt was so nicely framed over his shoulder. It's the kind of touching vignette that I so often try to orchestrate but never quite manage to pull off. The nightstand full of rubble kind of kills the charm, but I guess that's life.