Sunday, 26 December 2010

Just in time

We spent a very quiet Christmas Day yesterday; some neighbours came in for a drink before lunch but apart from that it was just the two of us. Both of our sons spent Christmas Day with their partners' families this year; a rather sad part of 'growing up' for us, but an inevitable and proper one. They are all four coming to us on Monday, so we will be having our real festive meal on Tuesday instead. I can't wait for them all to arrive and am keeping my fingers crossed that the weather behaves itself.

Since there are to be six of us for dinner on Tuesday I decided that my current Christmas settings needed replacing and finished these just in time. I've used a pattern from Lynette Anderson's 'Friends for Christmas' and made six placemats and six napkins.

I hope you've all had a lovely Christmas Day, whether with or without your families, and that you enjoy the rest of the holiday break.

Roll on Monday!


Amelia said...

The place mats and napkins are adorable. Amanda, you just keep on turning out fabulous pieces.

Enjoy the time with the boys and added guests. We had the best day - spent it with daughter and her family....we all ate too much - but that is part of the fun.

Karen said...

A nice addition to your holiday decor. I don't think I have ever made placemats for the Christmas season. I need to do that.

Simone de Klerk said...

What a festive dinner that will be, with those beautiful placemats and napkins.
Happy Tuesday for you, Amanda!

Lynn said...

How perfect your placemats are. Really darling, and I loved that you used a pattern from the Lynette Anderson "friends" quilt you did. Have a wonderful day with your family!

Anonymous said...

WEll done on finishing the place mats and napkins! I bet they were a hit!

Candace said...

That is the cutest pattern, and you did such a lovely job, as usual. I always perk up at anything with penguins as my granddtr loves them, and so do I. I'm sure that your belated dinner was very festive and very enjoyable with good company.