I drove home from work at 25 miles per hour, with both hands tightly gripping the steering wheel as I navigated the icy road with snow swirling in all directions.
I detest winter driving. I always say a silent prayer of thanks when I pull safely into my garage.
We are having another blizzard - up to 15 inches of snow.
I changed into my grubs, brewed a nice strong cup of coffee, added some French vanilla cream, and stood at the window watching the snowflakes as they turned into drifts across the driveway.
I opened the front door to take a picture and I heard loud rumbles of thunder. Thundering during a blizzard! I thought I was hearing things, but the radio announcer confirmed that I had heard correctly.
Very strange weather this year.
I was throwing a load of laundry into the washing machine, & I noticed my big rubbermaid container of (too small) jeans--unfortunately that container is getting more full every day. On the top I had thrown some practice blocks I had made when I was deciding what kind of jean quilt to make.
I had a spur-of-the-moment idea to turn those blocks into pot holders.
But what could I use to make them more heat resistant?
Right next to the jeans happened to be a big stack of old towels that we use to dry the car when we wash it at home. (I am being quite liberal with the "we" as it is DH who washes the car. I don't think I have ever done it).
I found a nice heavy blue towel that worked out quite nicely as a backing. It was so heavy that I did not even need any filler. I just cut out a back piece for each block, used some striped denim for the binding and sewed it all together.
Very quick and easy. Now instead of useless blocks of denim, I have 3 new trivets to throw under hot dishes.
Oh, I wonder if this may be why all those jeans are getting too small?
My Weekend Goal was to Make a Bench Pillow - I am happy to report that I accomplished that goal!
3 years ago