I am so ready to show you, what I finished last weekend. I turned a plain place mat into a bright and colorful piece. Its easy to do as it requires simple hand sewing. I bought a place mat from Ikea...loved its deep wine color and that was the reason behind the purchase. As you know, the idea was to turn it into some thing colorful and festive. I picked the bright felt pieces that reminded me of Holi . Design inspiration for this patch work piece came from Suzani pillow work. I saw some lovely images on Google. I totally love the designs and the colors used in the embroidery. Here is the link ...hope you will enjoy the gorgeous images as I do.