I used Martha's instructions from this book, and I love the way they turned out. Such an easy way to get neat corners!
I think the simple design is the perfect contrast to the festive place mats, and together they make complete place settings! Don't proper place settings just make you want to sit down to a proper meal? I picked up some artichoke pesto downtown today to pair with the table settings, and that's a wrap for gift package #1!
For the my second gift, I bought two microfiber dish towels, and embellished them with a little trim. Here is how they turned out:
I found the trim in the sale bin at the fabric store, and somehow left with almost seventy yards of various patterns. Oops...hey, they were on sale! To pair with these towels, I got a fancy lavender mint dish soap, and that completes gift package #2!
Meanwhile, Oliver took a personal day today.
He's saying "Mommm, give me a belly rub!" Actually, he's yawning. But he loves when I put words in his mouth. And yes, I got that thread sticker off of his paw (somebody has been running wild in my sewing room!)
I'm off on my trip tomorrow, so I will catch up with you all when I return! Have a happy week!