I made a stop at HomeGoods on the way home from a client's office. They sometimes stock my china pattern (Portmeirion's Botanic Garden) so it can be worth a look. I didn't find any china but stumbled across a treasure trove of cute towels, crying out to be further embellished with fabric from stash. Oh no, this could become an obsession!
Sometime in November, these will be transformed into one-of-a-kind hostesss and teacher gifts.