Last night was the Friday Night Sew in hosted by Wendy from Sugarlane Quilts . It's held every 3rd Friday of the month
and this time since I needed to get things made for our home as opposed to gifts, I decided it would be good to post about it here on The 7 Pillars Home blog so that others following here might be able to make these simple mats as well.
We have finally had to start throwing out our floor mats (which I inherited from my grandmother a number of years ago), that are just plain worn out and thanks to my friend Lyn who told me she sews together scraps to make her floor mats, well, that's what I have done. Since I seem to have quite an abundance of old towels I cut one in half and made a nice good sized floor mat to put in front of the kitchen sink!
I was pleased with how it turned out so I got started on a mat for our dog Scruffy. For this one I cut up a flannelette pillow case I don't plan on using, to put in with the other bits. Scruffy loves to sit on a mat right next to Pete's chair, I'm sure it's just so he can get a scratch on the head every so often LOL Anyhow, I got it finished and called out to him to see what Mr Scruffy thought about it?? Well, I barely got it down on the ground in the designated spot next to the chair when he was straight onto it...............checked it out Approval received! Guess its a winner!!
I'll be making more of these mats, so quick & easy and I just edged them with some black gingham.
Also last night I wanted to get my ripple rug finished off. Its one I've been making so I can use it on the cold evenings sitting watching TV or reading or such.
So thanks to FNSI I managed to get a couple of much needed items for our home completed!