my pretty new friend

I can’t cut them or sew them – yet.

My first project through Home Ec was to sew a cloth napkin.  I decided I needed six.

Originally intended to be 18″x18″, my first attempts with a rotary blade led me to decide they’d be better as 17″x17″.  Even with the uneven seams, I’m happy with the results.  I made double-sided napkins with the three fabrics I chose.

my favorite combo

I learned three things:

1.  How to use a rotary blade.

2.  How to use my new sewing machine.

3.  Until I can sew straight seams, I need to stick to busy, dark prints.  And dark thread.

Still,  they’re pretty cute.

diamond pouch (you can see my reflection in the spoon!)