Making pieced place mats is like making mini quilts, but in this case, without a pattern. I just make it up as I go along, seeing what will fit here or there. The mini stripe binding and accent is from a piece I had, probably left over from making a dress for Irene, and the colored blocks are what's left from a batik pack of fat quarters that I've had for a long time. I think I made a purse for Irene out of some of it.
Of course I had to go buy fabric for the backing, so now I have a few more bits and pieces left over.
I worked on this project off and on, an hour or two at a time for over several weeks. I am not looking for speed, but for something creative to do when outside is not an option and house cleaning is no fun. I finished the set of table mats Sunday afternoon.
This morning, Monday, I had time to do my physical therapy and a bit of dusting before going off again to the dentist office for another procedure, this time a crown. Another hour plus in the dental chair, and another almost $1000 out of pocket. I used up this year's dental insurance in January. And there is more to come :-(
While I was taking care of myself, Tom did all of the light housework for Monday and all of the laundry. He's a good guy. :-)
Our garage door opener quit working, so today we had a garage door service man come and fix it. It was a fairly simple fix and just the minimum service charge, only $100. More money. :-(
Today was dry and mostly sunny, although not warm. We both got outside this afternoon and put in a couple of hours of yard work. It felt good to be able to work outside again.
In another bit of news, this came in the mail today.
Since we definitely want a change in the presidency, we will need to do some studying and thinking in able to decide who to give our primary votes to. We have some favorites in mind, but who knows how all of this will turn out. March 10 is still a ways off and lots will be going on before then.