I am very happy with how it turned out. I think I will put it on my dining room table soon. It is more of a large doily than a placemat because of the yarn substitution. I am assembling an afghan out of granny squares on the table so I need to get it all put together so I can have my table back. Here's the bibliographic information for this pattern:
Langtange, Anna. "Home for the Holidays Holiday PlaceMat." , December 2013, 34-35.
Hope you all are doing ok. The weather here is summery and it feels great to be finished with the cold for a while. Take care everyone.