Some of you may be wondering…What IS Mrs. Mole doing with all her free time in January?
Well, I have been yearning to replace some 15 year old flattened chair cushions in the kitchen, so I did.
There is an invisble zipper that runs along one side so they can be removed and washed.
But then the equally old and ratty placemats had to go. Fabrics.com had some really nice double sided quilted fabrics so I ordered 1 yard of each which is enough to make 6 placemats for $18.
After cutting the shapes, the edges are serged to keep them neat and crisp before adding the bias bindings.
They make nice presents too!
The fabrics for the double fold bindings were from my stash of cottons.
Also, on Day One of my vacation, I made 2 winter skirts for my daughter in Washington, DC and mailed those off before remembering to take any photos…darn it.
Here is what else I found under the covered raised bed of veggies happily growing along:
Yes, that is lettuce and a whole bunch of Swiss chard so next time I’ll have photos and a recipe of a favorite soup that is made from these 2 ingredients and more.
Wishing you all a very good start to 2017 no matter where you live and the seasonal weather! Check out Mary’s photos of recent wedding gowns she had made: https://cloningcouture.com/2017/01/09/the-wedding-gown-inside-details/ for a look at real professional construction and inspiration!