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