I sewed up a set of cloth napkins and napkin rings for my mom for Mother’s Day. I made personalized napkin rings for Grandmama (my mom), each of her children (my siblings), their significant others, and the grandchildren. I had to leave one napkin ring blank because there was a grandchild on the way. (Horray for Island Baby!) I also made a few extras that will be personalized in the future. I am pretty sure that this family has a few more weddings and births on the horizon.
Grandmama chose the printed fabric at the store where this talented blogger works when we were visiting Alpine Auntie in Salt Lake City. It is a Moda print. When she selected this particular fabric, my first response was “Are you sure you don’t want something a little more springlike?” She look at the fabric, then at me, and said with a smile, “This is what I like.” She has a good eye, because the napkins are beautiful and will go with the decor in her dining room perfectly. I matched the print with a coordinating Kona Cotton to make double-sided napkins. I used the same solid fabric for the rings and used rubber stamps with fabric markers to print the names. The napkin rings are reversible, so if Grandmama is entertaining friends, she can just flip them over to the blank side.
OK–Now we just need everyone to fly home so that we can have one big family dinner. When is everyone free?