I made it! Not only did I really 'make' it, but I actually made it to the self imposed deadline for today.
Completing the pot holders on time was not without a bit of anxiety. When I chose the fabric, the little pile looked oh so good all together and I had grand(iose) visions of the perfect hand protectors that I would be creating.
Then, that all too familiar, uninvited guest, Mr. Doubter, came to pay a visit. He said all of the right (or wrong) things, reminding me how long it has been since I have made anything without a pattern and pointing out how there is way too much green in the fabrics...even adding a chuckle at the end of the sentence.
I told him that this was just for fun and not some contest that I was entering and after all it was only meant for practical use in the kitchen not a piece of clothing to wear out side.
With that said, he came back with the most biting remark..."No one would be caught dead in those colors, that's for sure!"
Seeing that he accomplished his mission for the day, he bid farewell, poking at some fabric and knocking to the floor with his walking stick.
It wasn't but a few seconds after the door closed, that I heard a sweet voice coming from the buffet. It was the little birdie..she was pointing out that many of the colors in the fabrics were in her feathers also and she hopped down to the sewing machine to show me.
Sure enough, it was all very clear to me once again, as plain as day really, the reason why I chose all of those pieces...they made me happy, simple as that.
Now that I have that all sorted out, we can begin the giveaway.
Along with the potholders I will be adding the yellow doily too. The little birdie will also be included, so when Mr. Doubter comes to visit you, Little Birdie can set it all right again just like she did for me.
Starts today and ends next Tuesday, winner will be announced Wednesday.
Just leave a comment and you are entered.
Hope you are all having a good week. Our summer has been fantastic here in the Pacific Northwest. It reminds me of when I was a child in Portland..the summers were so hot that my bare feet would make prints in the asphalt and there would actually be bubbles on the street too...Come to think of it I must have had asbestos feet! Anyway, the winters were great too..sledding in the street and snow drifts up on the house and in the yard, I loved it.
See you all soon. xo