Thanksgiving is done and now it’s holiday sewing!

Thanksgiving is done and now it’s holiday sewing.  I have made several items in the last couple of weeks but not had the time to blog about any of it.  I’m going to start with a really fast and easy project that I had fun with.  That would be pot holders.  We were invited to Aaron’s for Thanksgiving dinner this year.  That was a treat for me.  I usually cook all holiday meals.   He had help from his sisters and they cooked a delicious meal of salmon, stuffing, mashed potatoes and salad..  We had vegetables and dip while we were visiting before the meal.  It was great fun and I’m ready to do it again.  Today they will all be here for dinner.

I did decide I should take a hostess gift so I bought a few new dish towels, a new paring knife and made some pot holders.  I know that he doesn’t cook very much and I wasn’t sure what he really had.  Although it all got left in the gift bag, I imagine that he will use all the items.  I know they are having a holiday party at their apartment soon so I suspect they will all have future use.

The pot holders were fun to make.  I cut them 8″ square and put in a layer of warm and bright and a layer of insulbrite. I quilted a square pattern on the top and used rayon thread on one side and cotton on the other.  They are bright and cheerful and I think I’ll be doing more of these soon. square pot holders