The Storm at Sea project has been temporary set aside to work on a placemat set for a custom order.
These are placemats I've made several times before. In fact, I've recently made up a pattern and kit to sell in this design. You can see a section of my (rather messy) 6 foot sewing table in the photo. I love sewing during the day with light coming in through the window. As usual I am sewing on my simple and trustworthy Janome. I own other more expensive machines, but this is the one I use most often.