Thursday, October 4, 2007

Look at me! I'm a Domestic Hero!

Several years ago, when Chris's grandparents moved out of their house and into an assisted living center, a lot of their stuff was up for grabs. We got our kitchen table that way. We also got these awesome placemats that we've put to good use over the years:

But they're definitely from another generation and they're starting to fall apart. Those big white patches on the left side? Apparently paisley is the first thing to go. So Chris, ever overconfident in my sewing capabilities, said, "Why don't you make some new ones?" So in March I went to the fabric store, bought a bunch of red fabric, and then left it alone for a while. In April I cut it all out. In May I sewed the tops together. Then I left it all alone until last week when I couldn't take the not-so-subtle hints anymore (Vicki: "These placemats are starting to fall apart." Chris: "I know. Wouldn't it be nice if we had some new ones?") I finished them yesterday and I'm so proud of myself! I did it with no pattern, nothing to go by except the old ones, and I think I did a pretty dang good job! (Of course, I'm only posting a picture of the last one I sewed, when I finally figured out what I was doing!)


  1. Love the colors! You did a great job! I'm in the process of making a blanket of Keira's onsies and it has become a very long and drawn out process...way more work than I was expecting.

  2. Those are awesome, Allie. I'm in the middle of Will's Halloween costume (Robin Hood) and I was so proud of myself when I finished the hooded cloak that I stopped right there. I need to get back in gear and finish the tunic.

  3. Wow. That is awesome. I'll be expecting a set of Christmas placemats hand-crafted by you this year.
    I have an almost finished cow pattern apron so that someday I can be a fancy-cow-cook. But right now it's only a dream.

  4. Wow. I take on a sewing project once a year, and then I'm all sewed out for twelve months. Last year, I tried to make an advent calendar. It didn't turn out too well - people kept asking me what it was. I'm impressed with the placemats.


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