I have been thinking about doing these for an entire year. I rarely make things for myself, no aprons, no makeup bags, no pot holders, no napkins, you get the idea….Okay, I may have a quilt or two, I made, but for everyday living, not so much….
But when I opened my Christmas present, from Peter, commissioned especially for me, from a favorite *up North* potter, Benjamin Maier. Christmas 2009, **new dishes** I was beside myself. Love, love, love them! I couldn’t have designed them, shape, style and/or color, any better myself. Surprise, surprise, he is good, always, and he did good, once again. And apparently we took very few pictures that year…. Well, anyway….. I knew I wanted to make placemats, for sure. I had some that worked, but what fun to design and create… You know? Anyway, I got two finished sometime before Easter and quickly realized I did not have enough ideas ready to complete what I needed, for company, so I put them on hold. Then I put a rush on it, thinking for Thanksgiving, finished another and then realized we would not be hosting Thanksgiving…. Finally, in a lull between projects, a friend created a new quilt, in a pattern I had been contemplating, and I decided that could be #4. I could double dip. Double dipping is good. I could test the pattern for a quilt, as I made me #4 placement. After than one, I quickly decided 4 was good enough, for now. Heck there are only two of us and who needs company to set a nice table? Not us. Ever. I can always do more as the creativity strikes…….
What do you think? If I had only used the ruler and square to level this photo a little more accurately, for photography purposes??? Very Type 4 of me…… I know, I can’t help it…. I am what I am….
Whatcha think? Any additional drawings/style or ideas out there???