Remember this? The storm, a.k.a. the 48 - hour embroidery marathon. The bibs, the picnic sets, and then this coaster set all came from that session. We didn't have any coasters previously, and I'm fairly certain there is no furniture here worth protecting with coasters...but still, everytime I've seen coasters pop up out there in craftland, I wanted to make some. I don't really know why, I guess just because coasters are little and cute and I've certainly got enough linen scraps to make them with. Why not coasters?
So I made some. (Adelaide is showing you her favorite tree - that would be the yellow one. She likes yellow.) The embroidery is all of the tree variety on linen, and has pieces of that fabulous tree fabric from Superbuzzy. I fully enjoy doling the fabric out this way - you know, making my one little precious yard last for a gazillion projects by only using 2 inch squares or smaller. Ha.
The boys gave me a look when I suggested they use the coasters. A look as though I had just told them their undewear really did belong on their heads. I think Steve outright laughed at me. And my friends? Well, they refused to use them because they didn't want to spill red wine on the coasters. But I made them. And the next time someone sets a drink down on top of our peanut-butter encrusted, water-stained, 50 year old, falling apart coffee table? Well, I'll offer them a coaster, naturally.