Sunday, May 6, 2012

Linen coasters with a little salt

I spent all weekend making coasters.  You know sometimes you find a pattern or get an idea and you just want to make a gazillion of them because they are so fun?  This was a coaster making kind of weekend.
Linen, fabric scraps, machine applique and a little hand quilting.  Everything I love!!
I found the pattern here, but changed the flower and drew my own purple cone flower.
In my next post I'll show you the other coasters I made.  I couldn't stop at fabric, there had to be some out of yarn too!  Here is a peek.......
Meanwhile here is a new product I found on this blog.  These are seasonings from The Spice Hound.
So far I have tried the Tabil( a Tunisian blend) and Seasoning sea salt, and they were great.  Tonight I'm going to make  taco salad with the Fajita and Taco seasoning.  Yummy.
When I received my order, they had included a small complimentary bag of Alaea Hawaiian sea salt.  Here's what it looks like.
I sprinkled this on radishes, and then avocado slices.  It's amazing!!  I will definitely be ordering some of this, because the sample will be gone soon.
This weekend went by too quickly.  In between sewing, I stayed on the couch and watched movies.  There was a new mini series on television called Treasure Island, which was very good, and then I watched Man on Fire with Denzel Washington.  I needed a drink after that one.  I love Denzel, but there was too much violence and killing for me.  I think I will stick to some lighthearted comedy for a while.  Enjoy your week :D


  1. Very fun coasters! And love the salt - I'm crazy over different salts!

  2. Pretty coasters! One of my favourite colour combinations is green and purple and it looks great on the linen.

  3. Hi Dear Lynne, I like your coasters so much. I think machine applique is so hard. I planned to learn machine applique on tihs summer holiday I think. Because when I saw your coasters I decided to learn machine applique as soon as possible..:))
    And that is a very interesting salt that may be more healthy for me as I am a hypertansion patient. I never eat salt for my disease..
    Warm spring wishes...

  4. Those are so pretty! I can see why you'd want to make a whole bunch. :)

  5. Hi Lynne, first of all thank you so much for joining my blog!, I was kind of wondering if it was really worth it all and wondering whether it was reaching anybody out there! Now you have given me the courage to keep going.

    I love the coasters, they are so pretty and i'm feeling the itch to get the sewing machine out. I know what you mean about getting hooked on something. I am having a bit of a granny square/crochet obesession at the moment. I love your blog, lots of lovely things to see. x

  6. Love the machine applique coasters,so so cute, and of course we have to add crochet...I am a new follower... :) coasters are a quick and satisfying project and everyone likes receiving them for gifts...~~Debb


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