Tuesday, January 13, 2009

La Di Da – Finally Finished

I have finally finished these placemats that I started a long time ago (so long ago, that I am not going to even say how long). I’m super pleased with how they turned out and I’m even more pleased that they are finally done. I usually start a project with full steam and then I get bored and don’t work on them for a while. This is a perfect example.

placemats

I only made two of them because there are only two of us and since they took me so long to make, I figure I should stop while I’m ahead.

Did I mention that they match our dishes perfectly?

3195693058_a918a9d2f5

I used the sugar and creme brand of cotton yarn. I love this yarn! I just did a simple shell stitch (the patten came from this book). I can’t remember how many chains I did, but I just measured my chain against our store bought placemats until it was the same size.

stitch

Normally these would have taken someone a day to make, but for me they took a lot longer. Nonetheless, I’m super happy with them and I can’t wait to start using them everyday.

12 comments:

Christina said...

They match your dishes perfectly. Score on getting the perfect color. My hubby asked me to make place mats when we moved into our current place (sept. 07). I hsven't even started them. :X

Mamaw said...

They're beautiful!

Rebekah said...

these are so adorable! They go perfectly with your dishes, which I also love. Congrats on finishing an older project :)

Lesalicious said...

The placemats came out lovely great job. Love the color.:)

Jessica said...

Those place mats turned out great-what a wonderful way to enjoy a meal!

DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

Those are gorgeous too. I have often thought of making placemats but somehow never get around to it.

I have a giveaway going on. I hope you will join in.
Teresa

Brenda said...

Cami, those are beautiful! I love the combination of blue and brown. Your projects have inspired me to start crocheting a little again!

jacquie said...

they look wonderful...especially with the dishes. i'm in awe!

Teresa p said...

These look awesome. Kudos for finishing a UFO. I need to be doing some of that as well.

Brittnee Ann said...

Ha ha now we both have creative place-mats I love it! It goes well with your dishes!

Anna said...

Love those placemats!!!

Carolyn said...

Those really do match your plates perfectly. I love the colors.