The more I thought about it I realized that the process would take too long for the amount of time I had left. So I had to come up with Plan B. I already had purchased 44 napkins. I decided to embroider Fall designs on each set using this fun embroidery book I bought in Japan.
You may remember that I used it to make some pretty coasters for a friend's birthday while I lived in Japan. This is how they turned out.
So, I got to work! Now, so you don't think I'm TOTALLY nuts, the second napkins had a simple word stitched on it: Blessed, Grateful, Gather, Thankful. They are perfect for Fall dinners for two.
Other attendees made some sweet gifts too. Several gave out packs of ephemera to use in our art for the week. One woman picked flowers out of her garden and brought a large bouquet for EACH of us. It was full of dahlias, zinnias, cosmos and forget me nots. Here is a sweet paper clay doll that was made for everyone.
I didn't get a photo of every gift, but when you get creative women together, it's bound to be good!