Happy weekend, everyone! I see some of you have snow already or waiting on it coming; over here we got the slightest dusting of snow and now we have rain.
Anyhow, now that I've done most of the gift wrapping (and a little bit of cleaning...) I turned my thoughts to the table settings - yes I know I'm getting ahead of myself here, but I love to make a bit of a fuss over arranging the table for Christmas day. The idea for this came from a Christmas tv show I watched a few nights ago and as my daughter said, 'I knew you'd do something like that!' so I'm really predictable!lol!
Usually I just use paper napkins with a festive image on but this year I have decided to be a bit more individual and personal with these napkins as i'd seen on tv. I used cotton and then stitched on some Christmas motifs with the words love, joy, peace, noel in one corner. I only need 4 for the adults - yes the kids can have the paper ones!! I am just having my parents for dinner on Christmas Day as my brothers go to their in-laws.
So if you enjoy stitching as much as I do and you want to stress yourself out even more this Christmas, give it a go!
Here's how the first couple turned out -
I was so pleased with them I even had to set a place at the table just to see the over all effect! I love the crisp snowy white tablecloth and of course I bring out the best china - this set was given to me as wedding gifts as was the silverware~
So now I'm looking forward to a delicious meal with loved ones and hopefully these little details will add to the festivities!
Before I go here's one last item I finished and its message is from me to you ~
BTW - it's a free pattern from Twigs' site 'Primitive Blessings'.