Our holidays were festive, but quiet. There was just the five of us – 2 humans, to operate the can opener, and 3 cats to eat what came out of the can. Prince Charming and I didn’t even do our usual Julia Child cooking-everything-from-scratch routine, but instead opted for simple: grilled tuna with veggies and his signature caesar salad.
I couldn’t decide whether to use the light blue or the light green as the accent, so I made no decision at all, and used them both. Does that count as a decision?
The placematts are quilted with pine trees. This was all done free-hand, so the actual stitching looks more Seussical than botanical, which I like. I also prefer the non-traditional color way. A person gets so tired red, green and gold this time of year…
Once again, I used some of the metallic thread to highlight the print. Why is it I can quilt with this stuff, but can’t embroider with it?
Being seasonal, these will eventually be washed and put away when the decorations come down. I have another set I’m working on which will stay out all year. Bright and cheery!