It is the year of the bowl cozy! I found a youtube video using 10 inch squares.... which I had gotten a stack of 10 inch squares earlier this year from connecting threads. I have a red/tan and dark blue/light blue to gift with a positive saying mug and some ice cream topping things. We love to use these when warming up things in the microwave so the bowls don't burn the hands when taking them out. Also works for cold ice cream for a cozy for the bowl. I've even popped my silicone popcorn popper from the microwave to one of these cozies to eat out of so I don't burn my leg having the silicone on it. Very handy. I made sure to purchase the special batting for it and used cotton thread and fabrics. I hope my co-leader likes them! Now I just need to make some for my MIL's house, my FIL, both kids so they have their own (and with 4 in the house there should be one clean one.... right?). I have a request to make some to fit the pasta bowls as well from hubby.... I'll have to figure that one out I guess too.
Wednesday, December 16, 2020
This is what happened when I got up from sewing the X on the front and back and was marking the corners for the V shape. He looks so cozy, doesn't he?
Spoiled cat had me go retrieve my work chair from my desk and roll him down a bit so I had a place to sit. I sewed the darts into them, then got up to trim and pin them right sides together for the sewing them together part....
and this had happened! It seemed to be musical chairs night for Peanut!
I had to stop at 2 since I had to take the boy to guitar - he had an hour lesson to make up for a missed week so Em and I hit Walmart for more things for the Secret Santa exchange at girl scouts. After picking up Aidan from his lesson, we stopped at Barnes and Noble on the way home to get a gift card. The kids wanted to look for books too.... which worked out for me! I had them each pick a book and then said they will get wrapped for under the tree =) I'll even let them wrap them! Em is trying a new series Wings of Fire. Aidan picked out Hitler vs. Stalin, The Eastern Front 1941-1945. Did I ever mention, my kids are complete opposites? He was looking at a book on JFK, but he had read a good autobiography of him this spring and already reread it once so went for someone different this time.