Late yesterday I had my first two finishes for the New Year. Polly's birthday is this week. She has just moved into a new apartment, alone, and I thought it would be nice for her birthday present to be something she could use in the new home. Since I haven't visited yet, I don't know her colors. But I think that an Amish-style something will go almost anywhere. I had some Cherrywood FQs that I had bought a few years ago that I'd never used, and chose three of them to make Polly a table runner and a pair of pot holders (of course!). They are bordered in Kona black. The pot holders are insulated, but the runner isn't. I had never sewn with Cherrywood before, and was amazed at how sheddy it is. I had wee wisps of fabric all over the place.
On Friday night I had a terrific dream! There is a party scheduled for this evening, to honor Abby's mom, who has just become engaged after many years as a single parent. My dream was about the party; it was well-attended and everyone was so happy. When I saw Abby, I reached into my handbag and pulled out a dark pink belt that I'd made for her as a surprise, and she was just delighted, putting it on immediately!
Clearly, I thought, this was a dream to make come true, so yesterday at Burkholder's I bought the fabric and when I came home, I made the belt, and it is all ready to go into my handbag, to surprise Abby when I see her later today.