To start: a finish! 12 napkins, all done. Wow, that felt good. And took a lot longer than I thought they would. Doesn't everything, though. My finishing was dodgy at best to begin with - I had never used that technique before. By the last few I had the ends matched up and sewn together like a pro. I'm hoping I'll remember how to do that the next time I have binding to do.
I was not around when my father-in-law received these beauties (I was at the aforementioned bachelorette party), but by all accounts he was very pleased with the gift. Score for me!
To finish: a start! My very first swap. Can you say intimidated? I'm easing into it with the Polaroid Block Swap hosted by Debbie from A Quilter's Table. So far it's quite painless. The idea, obviously, is to create a bunch of little blocks that resemble Polaroid photos. I've got 25 blocks in different states of completion. This is the only little guy that I've finished off. I love the unimpressed look of this owl, keeping me in my place. Stop judging me, owl.