***Who is Maddalen? Maddalen is the fantastic and very sweet owner of a countryside apartment in Navarra I visited a couple of years ago. She took care of us since we arrived as if we were family, so it was that we even exchange presents before leaving. I had taken with me my sewing kit, I think I was doing my iPad case at that time, and she loved the pin cushion I had so I decided to give it to her as a little present to thank her for the marvelous time we'd had.
En algún momento de las vacaciones cambió el mantel de la mesa de la terraza por uno nuevo que acababa de hacer con esta preciosa tela de rayas típica del País Vasco. Tan pronto como lo vi me enamoré, así que sin pensárselo me trajo un trozo de la tela del mantel que le había sobrado. Sí, lo sé, eso fue hace casi dos años y no había hecho nada hasta ahora. Bueno, admito que lo he ido dejando porque siempre había alguna otra cosa que hacer. Ahora por fin he hecho cuatro individuales que me encantan. El fin de semana pasado los estrené para merendar. ¿No os encantan sus colores? Los hice simples porque pensé que la tela era demasiado bonita para hacer algo muy elaborado. ¿Creéis que he hecho bien? Como siempre, espero que os haya gustado el resultado.
***At some point she changed the tablecloth of the table we had at the terrace of the apartment with a new one she had made with this really nice striped fabric typical from the basque country. As soon as I saw it I told her that I loved it so, without even thinking about it, she brought me a piece of fabric she had left after making the tablecloth. Yes, I know, that was almost two years ago and I haven't done anything 'till now. Well, I must admit that I kept leaving it aside because there was always something else to do. Now I have finally made a set of four place mats that I adore. I used them for the first time last weekend to have my afternoon tea. Don't you like its lovely colors? I have kept them simple because I thought the fabric was too beautiful to make anything too elaborated. Have I done right? As usual, I hope you have liked the result.
Me gustaría aprovechar la oportunidad para agradecer a Maddalen otra vez por las maravillosas vacaciones que pasamos en Anikuenea. Maddalen, seguro que te volvemos a visitar pronto.
I would like to take the opportunity to thank Maddalen again for the lovely time we had at Anikuenea. Maddalen, I'm sure we'll visit you again soon.
¡Feliz San Viernes a tod@s!
Hope you all have a great Friday!!!