Friday, July 22, 2011

July Dinner Party

Have you seen Kate's blog Needle & Spatula?
Bloggers' Dinner Party
I'm playing along with her again this month . . . 
so welcome to my kitchen!
 For this month's dinner party, I decided to highlight a few projects that I've made for our kitchen eating nook.  I made napkins and simple pillow covers several months ago, and just finished up this lattice quilted pillow cover this week.
 I'm so in love with this fabric -- it's Michael Miller's pod posey from a few years ago.
We painted the walls in the eating nook yellow, and blue in the main part of the kitchen.  It's really bright against the white cabinets!

 I made double sided napkins -- stitched wrong sides together, then turned inside out, and finished the edge with a zig zag stitch.  Simple!
Tallulah loves this warm, sunny spot.  
This yellow basket usually holds school projects and homework,
but in the summer months there is plenty of room for a cat!


  1. What a clever idea to have a basket in your kitchen for school projects and homework; and even more clever to make it large enough to hold the cat!

  2. What a beautiful kitty! She looks just charming in the basket! That pillow is lovely, too!

  3. What a fun kitchen tour! I love how your cushions and pillow coordinate and how great that you have matching napkins now too!

    Thanks so much for joining in the dinner party again this month :)

  4. Oh my goodness - I love your nook! Its so adorable! Talk about making a house a home with all that lovely fabric goodness.

  5. Gorgeous! I hope Tallulah enjoys her summer in the basket - it's so happiness-inducing when the normal homework/school shoes receptacles can be cast aside, isn't it.

  6. Your pillow cover looks fantastic! And I like the napkins. They're too fancy for my house, but maybe I should make some for my sister... :)

  7. Love the little nook. I can imagine sitting there in the mornings enjoying my tea! Great napkins as well!

  8. Hey, Michelle! Did you get my email about do. Good Stitches for Aug?