It's about finding passion ... signaled by a lack of procrastination
Shiner was our first English Setter who taught me the value of "stopping to smell the roses" ... or in her case swimming after a duck, chasing a worn-out frisbee, or hunting down the RIGHT stick thrown in the woods.
We should all enjoy life as much as Shiner did ... so I choose to look through Shiner's View ...
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Holiday Hostess Gifts
Here's a great idea for a hostess gift for all those holiday parties you're heading to over the next few weeks!
I purchased some fabric from Pink Chalk Fabrics last week and Kathy was giving away a pattern for some really cute holiday potholders as thanks for the order!
I loved her concept of the tree from the scrap bin and I've kept that element. But I passed on binding them and instead did a self binding, which I find so much more effective for potholders and placemats (you can see my tutorial for self binding placemats here).
I made them in pairs ... using 2 coordinating base fabrics ... one on the front of one and then the back of the other and vice versa. Then kept the quilting light ... just around the tree, which helps hold everything in place and creates a nice pattern on the back.
I've already given away 2 sets to holiday hostesses ... only 5 more parties to go ;-).