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Life after teaching
My name is Gretchen Boettcher and I quit teaching high school 1 year ago and started sewing napkins.
Happy New Year Everyone! I took a break from sewing for a couple of weeks. This has given me time to think about what I want to start working on this year. I've decided to branch out and start making placemats and table runners. I have a few other ideas percolating in my brain, but right now I want to focus on the best way to make these new additions to my collections. I am starting the placemat line with travel in mind as well as my love of maps. The placemats are still being assembled. Here are the beginnings. Like the napkins, these placemats will be double sided. Tell me what you think about my new endeavor. Do you have any suggestions for the themes of the placemats? I look forward to another year of creating things to make dinner even more entertaining.