Today was a great day! The thing that made it so great is that I was able to spend it with my Mom!! We had been planning a day of sewing together for quite some time and today’s agenda included cloth napkins which we made from scraps of material and old sheets. My reasoning for doing this is I am trying to be more earth friendly and also to save some money on unnecessary paper products.
Mom simply took squares of material and sewed them (wrong sides together) leaving a space so that we could turn them right side out. Once they were turned right side out, we gave them a quick press with the iron and went around the edges with a zig-zag stitch and voila'! We created various sizes so that my husband and I could try them out and decide which ones we would prefer to use on a regular basis. Time will tell if I will need to purchase darker material for those meals that include spaghetti sauce and other stubborn staining foods.
Here is a picture of my Mom cutting the squares and getting ready to sew them together. My Mom is so creative and makes some of the most gorgeous items you have ever seen. Her new love is quilting and she has made gorgeous quilts, quillows (a quilt that wraps up to form a pillow—great for car trips for the kids) and place mats/table runners. I’m not quite ready for quilting, and not sure I am up for the challenge, but I love to see the new projects that she is tackling.
Mom putting on the finishing touches on the daisy napkins.
She also organized my sewing container.....thanks Mom!
Here are the finished projects….different sizes and patterns….I can’t wait to use them!
Mom said the next project would be cloth cup coasters that would help absorb the sweating cups in this sticky and humid weather. I'm guessing that she was not impressed by the coaster I was using while we were sewing! It's clean and it served it's purpose....and she's lucky I didn't give her one for her cup!!!
Mom made sure that she left a special tag on one of my napkins. This message is not only true for the napkins but for everything that Mom does. God has blessed me with such a loving and caring Mother who puts love in everything she does. Whatever task is ahead of her, and whether it’s for family, friend or stranger, she puts love into it. I want her to know how special she is to me and how much I cherish the time that we spend together. Whenever I use these napkins, I will always remember you telling me to "use my napkin".
I love you Mom!
I have linked this to the Homestead Barn Hop