Just a reminder...and a thank you! Today is the last day to sign up for my little giveaway for SewMamaSew Giveaway day. You can sign up here. I will close the comments about 8pm Pacific. I pick a winner by random after that! Thank you so much for all the entries! Over 300! I told my husband that I would be so glad if I just had more than 10 people enter. This is wonderful! Extra thanks to new followers on here and bloglovin' and Pinterest! I did not expect that :) And now...
It's time for another finish (on Friday)! I'm linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday. And can I just say that it must be wonderful to have so many finishes. I think she did one each day this week!
In an attempt to make a few Christmas-y items using actual Christmas fabrics, I started these. They did not actually turn into hot pads until about the 3rd day. I started them first, as I said to use up some Christmas fabric, and second to have something to provide a break while I was writing a (huge) Philosophy paper.
So, I made a bunch. I had two great decisive, altering moments during this week. First, quilting really is therapeutic! I've always believed this to be the case, however, my belief was reaffirmed in a major way while I was writing said paper. I could take a break and actually calm down enough to move forward after a few minutes of sewing. Second, I don't like Philosophy. I really don't see any good use in it and I still don't get it.
I ended up making two sets and 2 extra hot pads. These are large hot pads! There is a pocket so you can put your hand in the back, which I did not photograph. Mainly I wanted them to be large enough to accommodate a skillet on the counter. And they are.
And a gratuitous shot of the scraps. I'm quite enamored with the little piles that I have at the end of a project. I throw nothing away until I'm all finished. What would philosophy have to say about that, I wonder?
Have a great weekend! God bless you and happy sewing!
In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. And the virgins name was Mary. ~ Luke 2:26-27