Why yes, I did just share with you four photographs of perhaps the simplest sewing project ever. I took even more. I couldn't help it - this is exactly the kind of useful sewing that gets me especially excited. Practical, utilitarian, and everyday useful. Yes.
I used practically every last bit of linen on my fabric shelves, pieces of this or that left over from other projects - anything big enough to make an 18 inch square from. A simple hem on each side, and a 'fancy' sewing machine stitch along the hems. Easy peasy. Especially with a quiet studio to myself, a good book in my ears (Flight Behaviour by Barbara Kingsolver), and a glass of wine at my side. It was easy to get lost in the rhythmic motion of simply cutting, pressing, stitching. Cut. Press. Stitch. And before I knew it, I had a stack of thirty brand new mama-made napkins to join us at the table. A simple pleasure to make and use.