I told you I was going to cut into those red polkies and I meant it. I love how they look with Heather Bailey's Pop Daisy in turquoise. It's hard to photo this combo, though. The colors don't read true to me. Oh, well.
With my Amy Butler/Heather Bailey bundle of goodness, I have stitched up a
recipe file (or brag book) with one of those great Pop Daisies appliqued on it.
I also whipped up a matching set of potholders that have a self-binding. I've never tried this binding technique where you leave enough backing fabric around the edge to bring it up and over the front of the project. I'm uncertain if I'm a fan, or not. I wasn't sure where to start and stop my quilting since it isn't hidden by any binding. Any thoughts?
I attached a grommet in the corner of the potholders for hanging. This is a good alternative to a hanging loop. Installation of the grommet involves a tool. I do love using tools. They empower me. Tah-wanda!
Cutting into these polkies encouraged me to cut into some other fabric I've been hoarding. I've been whacking away at my bits and pieces of Summer in the City. Lovin' it. I can't wait to show you the fruits of this project. I'm also thinking about trying out this idea I have in my head for binding a baby blanket. Oh, and there's a sock elephant brewing in my brain. Emily had a birthday. She cashed in her You Go Girl certificate for that sock elephant that has eluded her for so long. And, perhaps I should make a coat for the cat. She got her summer make-over last Friday. She looks just like she did in this Pretty Kitty post. I love this hair-do, especially the "boots". They remind me of furry Mukluks. I think Kitty is cold, though. She has spent the entire morning snuggled under this blanket on my bed. I didn't have the heart to move her so that I could make the bed.
Do you think she'd wear a little down vest? Just kidding.
I hope all is well in your corner of the world. We are busy, busy, busy doing all the things that come at the end of the school year. I'm having trouble carving out time to do all the things I have to do, not to mention the things I want to do. Better get back at it...