So last night my husband went to get sandwiches for dinner (see yesterday's post) and on the way back, his alternator went out. Of course, since I'm "on vacation," I was elected to sit around and wait for AAA this morning. I asked him to call them at 8:30 so they'd be here and tow the darn van off by 9 a.m. and I could be on my way, running all these errands before it gets too hot. (I had to turn on the A/C at 8 a.m.!) Well, things never go smoothly and my husband didn't get to call AAA until a bit after 9 a.m., so here I sit as the clock edges toward 10 a.m.
The tow service called a little bit ago to find out if the van was an all-wheel drive. Do I know? It's green. That's about the extent of my knowledge. I know it's not 4-wheel drive. Deal with it.
So, while I wait, I figured I'd chat with you a bit and show you what I completed last night. I finished quilting my two Halloween placemats and got the binding finished on Monday and then I "made" the napkins last night (see below). Actually the two napkins were purchased at Pier 1 (as were the blue salad dishes). I cut them to the size I wanted and then "fringed" the edges. After that, I sewed a decorative stitch along the edges using my Bernina and a green variegated thread from Valdani. I don't have an embroidery machine, but the Bernina has a few stitches that look kind of cute. Hopefully the stitching will keep the napkins from further fraying!