So I immediately thought this would make a great make-up present for last year's Mother's Day.
I went to the quilting fabric room and starting playing with fabrics. Came up with a gorgeous combination. Went home. Procrastinated a week or so. Finally laid the fabric out and starting cutting. Took the pieces up to the sewing machine. (Should have remembered the only thing I like to use it for is zig-zagging the edges of my linen.) Started sewing the triangles together. After much cussing and swearing, got all four tops assembled and VOILA...they are SQUARE!
What a doofus. I forgot when I was cutting them out that they should have been rectangles. DH says we can use them because he thinks all our placemats are too small. What a guy! I can always count on him to make me feel better, even if he's lying.
In the meantime, remember how excited I was to start "Quaker Diamonds"? Well, I started it on some 40 count Lambswool that I had distressed some with the liquid spray stuff. I worked on it for a couple of nights before I finally realized the fabric was too darks to effectively showcase the Valdani floss. Soooo, I ripped it all out. (If I left if for whenever I decided I needed that piece of fabric, it would never get done.) I cut a piece of 40 count Pearled Barley, zig-zagged the edges (only thing I should EVER used the sewing machine for), and rubbed some old coffee grounds in a couple of spots to mildly distress it. So this is what I've managed to accomplish since the restart.