I am trying something new.
I got a bee in my bonnet and decided that I wanted to try to make some
pot holders and some oven mitts.
I posted these on IG and someone commented that I was good at everything I try.
OMG, I laughed so hard at that! Please do NOT look closely at these as they are far from perfect.
I hope to get better at this!
I have a few more things on my list but those were the first up.
I Googled some pot holder tutorials and settled on this one.
I think the Vintage Modern fabric drew me in, it's so adorable!
The pattern was relatively easy although making bias for enclosing the seams was a pain.
There were not clear directions about how to end the binding either, but I figured it out.
I am making all these things for a bridal shower that I am co-hosting with all my SIL for our niece.
I love the colors and hope she does too.
As usual, Autumn was "helping" me.
Then on Monday I wanted to make the oven mitts. I used this pattern right here.
Although, the directions on how to put on the bias binding were pretty much non-exsistent.
I think I will take some photos and post how I did that at a later date.
First I had to quilt the fabric for the mitts. I decided to go with a diagonal cross hatch.
I put a piece of tape down so I had a straight line to follow.
Then I used the walking foot guide thingy to do my straight lines.
I managed to get 2 and a half done before I ran out of thread! Awe, NUTS!
I had to run to JAF for more thread.
One kind of cool thing while I was at JAF. I spotted the magazine I am in on the shelf!
I came home, had dinner and then back up to the sewing room.
I was kind of crabby (like Crabby Appleton), so hiding away and sewing was probably for the best.
I got a ticket for turning right on a red (I thought it was a timed deal like by my house), then the IRS sent me a letter telling me they think I owe them a few hundred more dollars, and I ran out of thread.
Yeah, it was *that* kind of day.
At the end of the day though, as a good friend pointed out, at least I could see.
Another dear friend is undergoing chemo, so I am thankful that I am healthy.
It is wonderful that my friend kept my pity party of one from getting too absurd.
Perspective is important.
I did manage to get one oven mitt finished!
Look, I made the lower peninsula of Michigan!!!
Autumn and I were exhausted! I still have one more mitt to make.
I would like to experiment with making a trivet too. I have an idea and will share soon.
For tonight though, bed!