For the table

A child should always say what's true
And speak when he is spoken to,
And behave mannerly at the table;
At least as far as he is able.

A Child's Garden of Verses
Robert Louis Stevenson

 A funky, fun, and pretty napkin will always make sitting at the dinner table a whole lot nicer. This evening I literally whipped up four cloth napkins from the tutorial on purlbee.

Some Alexander Henry fabric went into this. Having built up a bit a a fabric stash I managed to make this without buying anything new.

Two styles- pretty fancy. And amazing. The silverware seems so happy to be a part of this party.

The napkins are lined with the contrasting fabric and then the bigger piece folds over to make the edges. So much fun.  And so easy. A nice combo.

A gathering of people

A Sunday afternoon of friends and crafting. Everything from knits hats and elephants to yarn wreaths to patched pants. Good soup and good times. I would do it again in a heart beat.
Felt ornaments ruled the day for me-
 It all started with a tree, nothing fancy, just getting a feel for the felt!

Then came a mitten (probably lost by some kittens!)

But the best of them all: (A real hoot)

 Oh yeah. That's my kind of holiday cheer. Thanks to a pattern at diversionmary.blogspot.com

 All the ornaments in all their holiday splendor:

So awesome. Another crafting afternoon can't be too far away. This one was too much fun.


From paper to quilt

 Here sits the start of a quilt:

And here sits the inspiration for this quilt:

 Yes. A wedding present long over due.

Here sits the inspiration in the middle of all the fabric that will turn inspiration into quilt:

 And here sit the first blocks:

... wonky 1/4" seams... but we'll get there.