Last month, I was the winner of a SWEET give-away by Beth at ModernJax. My package of beautiful goodies has long since arrived in the mail. I waited until I had an item made to post highlighting the gift. Since I haven't learned to sew, I had to call on mom.
My mom is one talented lady. Wonder woman actually. How else would you describe a beautician that still works at almost 74 years of living on this earth? She is the baby of eleven children, the mother to three and grandmother of eight, and can work circles around me! She has sewn for as long as I can remember. Mostly dresses for us three girls growing up. She quilts, like my fellow blogger Beth, who sent me the fabric. She is a wonderful cook.
She grew up in harder times. Wore flour sack dresses and swept the yard with broom sage. They had no grass to cut. Picked cotton. Grew most of their own food. No wonder she is one tough cookie!
I'm sure learning to sew was a treat back in her growing up years. I wish I had paid more attention when I took Home Economics back in High School. Even then, I got mom to help me with my sewing project for class!
Mom made two cute napkins out of one of the fabric pieces. I pulled out some of my old lace and made up a couple of quick napkin rings from lace and ....are you ready for this? An empty toilet paper roll! I cut the roll at about one inch then used my double stick tape runner to attach the lace. I really like the 'old' look and feel to this on my white dishes.
Thanks again to Beth for the sweet giveaway prize! I have another project idea brewing for another piece of the fabric. Hopefully I can get to it soon. Too many projects, too little time!
Speaking of time. My eyes were larger than my stomach ...regarding my kitchen makeover. Not to mention my unhired free help has the flu! I have been a busy bee at work and just decided to give my not so Wonder Woman self a 'break'. I am having pizza and a movie night tonight with old friends and kids! Fun stuff. Plus I took a break from the bloggin train rides this week and am enjoying the Spring temps. I will be back in full swing with lots of new things to share next week! I plan to pre-schedule a few posts on Sunday: A small Met Monday, which will be my first! And it's BLUE! Ha! Along with a junk 'treasure' find for Tuesday and a 3'fer. So don't touch that dial! Good things are just around the bend.