Monday, August 16, 2010
Ready for Some Hot Stuff
I was on a mission yesterday to make a couple of potholders to replace the one that mysteriously disappeared through the portal to another dimension, located in my kitchen.
I also needed to get back into the sewing groove after a couple-week hiatus. Simple projects are good for that.
Since my scraps and strips were overflowing their drawers, I cut a couple muslin foundations, opened a drawer, and started string-piecing. I love string-piecing. It's relaxing and has that element of surprise (usually pleasant) when you get a block done and trimmed.
I made these a little bigger than your standard potholder (a) because they fit my hands better, and (b) so they can double as hot pads on the table. Pot-hot-holders? Okay, maybe not.
I just quilted random lines, which kind of remind me of the Nazca lines in Peru.
I stumbled upon this video last night and...just...wow. This is Gretchen Wilson (country singer--who knew she had those rocker pipes?) absolutely nailing the vocals on the Heart classic, Barracuda. That's Nancy Wilson, original Heart co-founder, on guitar, and the band is none other than Alice in Chains.