Monday, January 13, 2014
Expect Good Things
Don't you think that's a fabulous motto for the coming year? For any time really. Expect good things for yourself, expect and appreciate the good in the every day happenings that make up your life. I know when I was raising my children if I expected them to be good they usually were so shouldn't I expect the same of my life? I do! I expect good things and I look for them, how about you?
I embroidered this motto on a gift for a friend and now that she has received it I can show you the entire set. Since this place mat and tablerunner combo was made as a gift for my quilting friend Beverly I had to keep the whole thing under wraps until our group's annual Christmas party.
I shared how I made the placemats here and the braid tablerunner here but I wasn't able to show the finish until now. I think they turned out really pretty and will be just the thing to bring a touch of spring into her new home.
Here's the little mug mat. As you can see I tried a new edge finish on this project. I just hate the tedious process of binding a tiny little thing like this so I used the jeans stitch on my sewing machine a little over 1/4" from the edge and ragged this. The jeans stitch is a triple machine stitch and I use it when making a rag quilt so it seems plenty sturdy. This mat may not last forever but it should go through the wash more than a few times and nothing lasts forever, right?
Linking up to Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times.
Remember this year's motto -
Until next time,