Mr. Pirate & I were recently at my brother and sister-in-law's house. Mr. Pirate noticed that the placemats on the table were looking a bit peaked.
She's always a difficult person to get gifts for since she (like myself) doesn't really NEED anything and if she wants some little thing, she's capable of getting it for herself.
But as I sat at the table looking at the placemats, I had a brainstorm ... NEW PLACEMATS!
When Mr. Pirate & I returned home, I immediately set to making a set of 4 placemats for her. I had carefully looked at her color scheme (blue) and pulled 12 blue fat quarters to make the placemats from an Angie Padilla pattern.
When she opened the box with the placemats, she remembered the amusing incident that occured regarding the placemats and was further *amazed* when she realized that I had made them in the week between we returned home and Christmas. (I didn't enlighten her that placemats are darn-near an Instant Gratification item and take no time at all to make. :-) ).
She really, really liked them. :-)
|That picture is just a teaser! For all the gory details, links and more pictures, please visit my web page for the Diane's placemats quilt.|