Nov 23, 2020

"Vintage Christmas placemats

I absolutely love this book by Lori Holt.  I haven't made the cover quilt, but it's on my list!  Lori often has cute projects besides her quilts, in her books.  I make a Christmas placemat for each of my children, their spouses and their children.  They are pretty time consuming, so I make them for one family every year.

I made the figure skate for my grand daughter Reagan, who is 10 years old.  It reminds me of all the figure skating lessons I took at the indoor rink a few blocks from our house when I was Reagan's age.  I would have loved a pair of pink figure skates!  I embroidered a large "R" in the center.  Next time I'll have to do it in a different color, because it barely shows up.

This is a ginger bread girl that I made for Taylor.  I used vintage rick rack and I love all the accents of pink!

This placemat is a dolly, which I made for Riley.  Last I heard, Riley loved playing with dolls.

I made Rudolph the red nosed reindeer for Paisley.  I used glittery fabric, because Rudolph is a rock star like Paisley.

I made the candy canes for Kim, because she's such an excellent baker.

I made Santa for our son Jordan, because well....he's the Santa of the household.

I ran out of time to make myself one last year, so I finally finished it this year!  I like Reagan's better though.  I think the silver blade looks better than the pink, and I fussy cut her pocket, whereas I didn't think to do that on mine.

Here they are wrapped up and ready to drop in the mail.

To all my American friends, I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend with your families ❤️

To everyone else, especially my fellow Canadians, enjoy your weekend also and stay safe :)

1 comment:

  1. Thank you Cynthia - wishing you a blessed Thanksgiving weekend! Love, love all your placemats - each is so super cute, and so special!