My very best wishes for a healthy and happy 2009. There are resolutions that I should make but probably won't. However, I will try to stay as healthy as I can and hope my mind continues to function in a reasonable manner.
Since I will be putting things away that I got out for Christmas and getting back to normal, I thought I would take pictures of a couple of pieces that I use on the dining room table and the old round coffee table in the middle of my living room. This first piece was from a picture in a magazine someplace. I hand buttonholed the centers. Takes a while, doesn't it? I do like the colors. The bottom piece was taken from a pattern in Quiltmaker a few years ago. That one was machine buttonhole applique. (Click to enlarge)