The table runner came about after I started sewing some coasters (last post), and decided to put to use some Kaffe Fasset shot cottons, and a Philip Jacobs floral that's been hiding in my stash. I had about a 12 inch square left over, so squeezed out a few more blocks to make the table mat in the middle picture. The cute little squirrel vase was picked up while thrifting about town on Friday. He looks a bit cheeky, the way they painted his eyes, like he just did something he shouldn't have. I like that in a squirrel.
The crocheted table mat can be found over here. It was fun and fast to make up, and included the moss stitch, which I have to say is so pretty and easy, that I want to make something else with it. You can make matching coasters by doing fewer rounds.
There has also been a lot of reading going on here (instead of quilting. Sheesh I really am putting this quilt off aren't I?)
This is quite an eclectic pile, based on recommendations I've found on other blogs and gathered up from the used book store. Everything from classic literary fiction (the Betrothed), to a steam punk romp in Victorian England sporting vampires and werewolves (just finished Soulless, the first in a series, and it was quite fun). If you look closely at the left side behind the books, you will see the batting and college quilt flung over the couch ready for action. I may just spray baste this one. I've been working out extra hard at the gym these last two weeks, and the idea of getting down on the floor to pin a quilt has me sore just thinking about it.
Time to go quilt. Have a great week.