Miss me? I hope you all are having a lovely holiday season and that you’re getting some time to put a few stitches in before the end of the year. Since passing my certification exam, it’s been busy busy here trying to decorate, send out cards, get ready for our annual entertaining, etc. I have managed to get in a small amount of stitching around all of that, but a good portion of the past couple of weeks has been spent at my sewing machine.
I ventured out to the quilt store the day after my exam with the intent to find some pretty Christmas fabric. Even as late as it was in the season, my local quilt shop actually had some of the fabric I’ve been coveting for months – Kate Spain’s 12 Days of Christmas. I could hardly believe my luck! I bought four different prints from that collection and then a pretty white on white snowflake print to mix in. Aren’t they pretty all stacked up?
I had to wait a few days before I was able to cut into the pretty, but cut into it I did.
Every year Eric and I host an Eggnog & Dessert party for our families, and every year I wish I had some pretty holiday dessert napkins. So guess what? The first thing I did with that fabric was make some dessert napkins with it! I made twelve, so that I’d have plenty in case our party number grew. They turned out the perfect size I was looking for and brought a smile to my face every time I looked at them.
Aren’t they fun? I also had other plans for my pretty 12 Days fabric, but I can’t show you that quite yet. You’ll have to wait a bit. But, I enjoyed my time with my sewing machine and I was thrilled to finally have some pretty napkins for our party. I have yet to post about the party itself, but I will. And the napkins made an encore appearance on Christmas Eve when we had Eric’s family over for dinner. The napkins worked perfectly for our antipasto course.
I’ll be back soon with more updates and photos from the holiday, plus a stitching update or two. But until then, I’ll leave you with this yummy thing – a chocolate cake ball covered in Ghirardelli chocolate and sprinkled with sea salt…on a pretty napkin.
I am grateful for time with my friends and family and pretty twinkle lights on the tree.