Placemats and Winding Ways

Ok, the placemats are finally finished.  Took about 3 weeks of cutting and sewing and then a couple of days of hand work to get the binding sewn on.  I know, I could sew the binding on by machine and be done that much faster, but there’s just something I love about sitting on the couch and watching a movie or TV show and doing hand work.  Especially if I’m watching shows with my husband!  There’s only 4 in the picture because I don’t have the leaf on the table – we had to take it in when we ordered the additional one. 

 Placemats

The last few days I’ve been working to get my winding ways kit completed (I talked about it here).  I had started it by hand and decided that with all the bulk I wanted to finish it by machine.  I’ve finished piecing all the blocks and just need to stitch the rows together.  Hopefully that will be done tomorrow – my mom is coming over today and I need to get her to finish at least one of her projects!