Friday, August 28, 2020

{Post 1,723} Hot Pads from Slivers


Well, I was going to write a post about making a hot pad, potholder, or trivet from trimmed block slivers. But I see that I did that back in March. I keep forgetting to put labels on the posts. If you want to see the tutorial, search my blog for potholder.

When the recipient of my first set’s sister saw them, she asked me to make her some, too. I had just trimmed up a bunch of men’s shirt fabric blocks, so I used those to make some for her. They are still hanging up drying, so they are not complete, but here is a picture reenactment for you.

Tonight I did something I have been needing to do for some time. Actually, I just got started good. I am working on organizing my things. We have 4 closets that are mine to use for non-clothing things. I have a plethora of seasonal decor, seasonal quilts (that is not redundant), items from the days when I did all our church showers and receptions, craft stuff GALORE, etc. It’s time to consolidate one thing to each closet. I tend to just jam something in where it fits. Made great headway in my craft room downstairs. I emptied out the entire closet, sorting into donations and trash and keepers as I went. Oddly enough, only two small boxes went back into the closet. I put the things that went elsewhere in their new location when I handled them, a la A Slob Comes Clean (read the book—it will change your life). So I didn’t make a bigger mess while cleaning up. I threw away 3 13-gallon trash bags of stuff (mostly empty DVD cases) and have 3 bags to donate. My goal is to organize those things so that I can work on stuff for my booth w/o searching every room in the house for supplies. Speaking of stuff for my booth, I made all these pumpkins today. I also stiffened some crocheted snowflakes.

The snowflakes are wet, or I’d show those as well. I do have these that were stiffened and unpinned from a few days ago. Some of my pins left rust marks (!!!!), so they might not be usable.

I hope you are all doing well. Drop me an email or at least leave a comment!