Happy Thanksgiving to my American readers who are celebrating with yummy food, family & friends today! First, I have to share a card I mass produced (just 4) to send to family I wish we were able to celebrate with and we miss. It came together real quickly (even with all the coloring, which I did with prismacolor pencils blended with odorless mineral spirits). I just got the new cuttlebug embossing folder (Grace’s Frame) after seeing Melanie use it on several of her cards. I think it lends a particular elegance to your cards which I like! I combined Holiday Basket and Basket Additions for a Basket of Blessings on Thanksgiving. The stamps are on pure luxury ivory and my card base is Pumpkin Spice.
Next up I have a few sewing shares for you. I was so excited to find some dish towels at Wal-Mart for less than $6 I believe for 2. They are a waffle weave and very soft. I sewed a piece of fabric, folding over the edge 1/8” and topstitching. EASY! I love how they add a pop of color to the boring white dish towels. I bought extra so I can make some for Christmas too. These would make a great gift to wrap around a homemade loaf of bread or line a basket of home baked cookies as a gift too.
Then I made a one yard table runner I got a pattern for during our quilt bus trip my friend Stephanie and I took back in July. It was simple to make and I love that it is reversible. The print fabric is on the other side. This is what our Thanksgiving table will look like. I finished these a few weeks ago. Yea, another thing crossed off my ever growing to do list!
I also made some matching napkins, using my rolled hem foot that came with my machine. Here is a photo of what the hem looks like. I tell you, it is FANCY and I am so glad I have it! It was super easy to use and I have grand plans to make lots of napkins! In fact, I already made a table runner from fabric I got in Santa Fe, NM for my sister and brother-in-law who have decorated their kitchen Southwestern. I just have to make their napkins and will share in a future post.
I hope you and your family have a Blessed Thanksgiving and enjoy all your time together with loved ones.
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