Last week I continued to work from .  The second project was to make a set of napkins with mitered corners and double edging.  I really enjoyed this project as well:

This was just enough of a challenge that I felt like I was learning something new without being overwhelming or too hard to understand.  My stitches are still on the wonky side here and there, and some of the corners have loose thread, but I definitely enjoyed the process.  These napkins don't really match our kitchen, but I made them with a friend in mind.  So hopefully she'll forgive the weird stitches:)

I did, however, remember that I have some beautiful linen curtains we no longer need for our bedroom since we installed blinds.  Those are getting cut up right now- they will match our kitchen beautifully, and I'd like some additional practice with this skill.  PLUS, I've got enough left over linen to make project #3 in my book, a table runner with silverware pockets, so it'll all match nicely:

My hope is to have all of that linen goodness to show off next week!  So stay tuned!


Rose said...

The napkin colors are beautiful! I'm sure that your friend will enjoy them. Looking forward to seeing your new linens.

LimeRiot said...

Ohhh nice! I think I need to invest in that book. I've really been feeling a lack of confidence in my sewing skills and I need a fresh start and some good old fashioned practice!

Nicole said...

I love the colours! They look great, and the next set you make will be even better :)
Knit, Nicole, Knit!

Additionsstyle said...

Wow Nancy your napkins look great, you friend will love them. Sewing can get very addictive, once you learn all your new skills you are going to want to start making clothes!
Everyday Inspired

BeadedTail said...

I love the colors and fabric you chose! They turned out great!

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

Mitered corners can be tricky -- yours look sharp and well done!! I love that table runner idea and can't wait to see that when you have it completed. (and upcycled curtains make it all the better!)

Splendid Little Stars said...

pretty fabric! handmade napkins are so wonderful. looking forward to seeing what you make with the linen!

Judy Nolan said...

The napkins are really pretty--your mitered corners turned out well. And what a great idea for upcycling your curtains!