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20 September 2012

Dresdens for Dad



My dear, darling readers, you are the sweetest and kindest of all people I'm sure of it.  Thank you for your kind words and sympathy over my dreadful deleting disaster.  I am glad to say that the worst is now behind me and I think I've managed to re-upload and restore pictures pretty much everywhere.  Roughly 900 of the blighters!  But of course, if you  do see something remiss, do not hesitate to let me know and I shall fix it.

I'd also like to thank you for your wonderful response to my new pattern, the Cathy Rose Mitts.  Some of you have even been tempted into buying it and to each of you I am very grateful, thank you.


Without further chit chat though, let us get down the the main business of the day, namely Dresden plates and Dresden placemats.

You may remember earlier in the year I made a set of placemats using Dresden plates and I was mightily pleased with how they came out.  Well, it turns out I wasn't alone.  I don't wish to blow my own trumpet  very loudly, but I did receive some very nice comments about my natty little placemats.  Including, as I mentioned in that previous post, one from my Dad.  Who was so impressed that he even expressed a wish that he could have a set of his own.


Well, what daughter can ignore something like that?  I admit, I was touched that he liked them so much and once that time came around for him to chalk up another year, it seemed clear what I should do.  Make him that set that he had wished for.

I don't often like to go back over old ground a make another of a thing, but occasionally it can be a pleasurable experience.  I didn't find it a chore to repeat making these at all and there's an definite satisfaction that comes from seeing a Dresden plate coming together I think.



































It also occurred to me, while I was sewing away on these mats, that maybe a 'Dresden Placemat' tutorial would be a good plan?  When I posted about the first set of mats back in May, I had quite a few people contact me with queries on how I constructed them, so I thought a little more information on the how might be well received... What do you think?


S x


Update: 1/10/12

The Dresden Placemat tutorial is now available, click here to whizz straight to it!

30 comments:

  1. Oh they are soooo pretty
    Please,Please,Please
    Make a tutorial...........
    I did not comment back in May but I have Loved them so much....
    I really want to make some....
    I am enjoying your blog.
    Sherry

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  2. Love the placemats... and they are soooo beautifully made. I'd love a tutorial if you have time! The dresdens look like they'd be a lot of fun to make... and useful too.
    I had spam problems when I removed word verification too. Was advised to change comment setting to accept comments from registered users only.... it worked! No more scammers or spam.

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  3. Yes, they are super cute and would love a tutorial. :)

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  4. They are fabulous Sandra.....so pretty!
    Carole x

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  5. Yes, please! Your dresden placemats are so pretty - perfect for Christmas gifts! I'd love a tutorial, if you have time...

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  6. The placemats are stunning and I'd love a tutorial!

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  7. They are fabulous!! I would love a tutorial. :)

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  8. They are so classic and unusual too, and of course we are all begging for a tutorial! Fiona xx

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  9. awwwww. . . . lucky Dad, and luck you who got to make him something wonderful :)

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  10. Oh, Sandra they are so pretty and sweet!! Love them, and your dad is going to love them! Yes, for a tutorial!! xo Heather

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  11. The dresdens are fabulous! Yes please to a tutorial!

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  12. Your new set of mats are gorgeous, I'm sure you Dad will love them. Poor you with the deleted photos, it must have been so time consuming trying to sort it all out!

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  13. Beautiful, really sweet, would love a tutorial so I could give them a go
    Karen xx

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  14. Oh yes please! I've been wanting to try a Dresden but not one where I would have to applique it to something. I'd been over the moon if you'd do a tutorial.
    The place mats are gorgeous. No wonder your dad admired them.
    Margaret

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  15. i agree, dresden plates are fun to make and your placemats are super delightful! oh and i agree a tutorial would be wonderful :)))

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  16. Please a tutorial! There was some really nice place-mats in Mollie Makes I wanted to try, but I think yours might be nicer!

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  17. The place mats are very pretty. Thanks for sharing.
    Anne xx

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  18. Good girl!!! Your dad will be so pleased, I know!!!
    About a tutorial: good idea!!!!
    Thank you, xxxx Alessandrs

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  19. Lucky Dad - what a thoughtful and lovely gift! Yes please to the tutorial - would love to learn to make them.
    Have a lovely weekend
    xx

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  20. Would love a tutorial. Linda geig

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  21. So so beautiful! I love the idea of making some Dresdens, but not for a quilt, so I will say YES please! I would love a tutorial. And thanks in advance.

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  22. Ooo Yes Please a Dresden Tutorial would be VERY much appreciated
    Thank you Karen x

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  23. Sandra you have such beautiful work, your stitches are perfect!! I'm sure your dad will be very pleaesed with his dresdens :)
    Jessie, xo

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  24. I would love to give these a go! The Dad place mats turned out great.

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  25. Hello Sandra! I haven't left a comment on your blog before but I do read it regularly and I really loved the dresden placemats when you made them earlier in the year. I would love for you to do a tutorial so that we can all have fun making them. Thank you!

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  26. They're gorgeous, and yes please to the tutorial, they'd be perfect for putting my recently repaired sewing machine through it's paces :D

    Glad to read you've largely sorted your images issues out, what a nightmare, but so easy to forget how connected everything is these days!

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  27. Yes, these dresden placemats are really lovely!!! And I am sure... it is sooo great present!! J.

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  28. Hip Hip Hurra! Yeeeeeessss! Please do write a tutorial. Since I have seen your placemats I have been wondering how I could make them myself. As I have never made a Dresden Plate before I was trying to find information on the internet. But the very, very, very best would be a tutorial directly from you. I adore these mats! I really do! Greetings from Germany and looking forward to your tutorial!

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  29. I think a tutorial is a very good idea - they are absolutely lovely placemats and your father must have been thrilled!

    Pomona x

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