I amuse myself by making fabric coasters this time of year. I like to give them as presents.
They offer a way to relax in the hectic days leading up to the holiday. I get all stressed out about it, my family notices...
How do you like this one? I gave it to my husband. I like it for several reasons:
- It combines some very different fabrics: several shirtings with a Kaffe Fassett print you might recognize.
- I like the way the striped fabric continues around 2 sides.
- I like the way the chambray fabric interrupts the striped fabric.
When we lived in Germany, I liked the way they carried Christmas on for 12 days, from the day after Christmas until the day before Epiphany, formerly the last day of Christmas festivities, observed as a time of merrymaking (January 6, or the Twelfth Day). Well, I missed the first few days, but I propose bringing you an improvisation a day until January 6.