May 11, 2012

christmas?

in may?
i have a grandpa whose gifts to us were ALWAYS delayed. by delayed i mean late. we would get 2 years of christmas presents the following june, or bday presents 3 years late. they always blamed it on the cats, and that might be, but i have a feeling it's more genetic than anything.
one of my sisters and her husband lives in japan. christmas time was busy. i thought "i'll get to this project right after the holidays."
to be honest, i pieced the tops of the placemats/napkins and really didn't like them, convincing myself sis & bro-in-law probably wouldn't either. zero motivation to continue to work on them ensued.
i finally (last week) decided i would not allow myself to start another project/quilt/bag until these suckers were in the mail. i guess a little self-talk was all i needed.
and really, they didn't turn out too bad.
let's face it, christmas in may is WAAAAyyyy better anyway. it's unpredictable, and that's how we like to keep it around here.

project stats:
pattern: Elizabeth Hartman Color Block Placemats & Napkins
size: 20"x20" and 18"x13"
fabrics: Loulouthi, Kaufman metro living, Fassett shot cotton in ginger & terra cotta, kona solids
backed: neutral linen

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