" Do you not know?
Have you not heard???

The LORD is the everlasting GOD,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.

He will not grow tired or weary,
and His understanding no one can fathom.
He gives strength to the weary,
and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint." Isaiah 40:28-31

"The Sovereign LORD has given me an instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary.
He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being taught." Isaish 50:4


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Polkadot Potholders

This batch of potholders is part of my Christmas gift for Rose's household.  I made them to match the three kitchen towels that I picked up for her.  If you're thinking that the monetary outlay for these gifts is minimal, you're right.......it's a tight year.  But I hope that the hand-crafted element lifts the gifts out of the cheapo/mundane !
I backed each one with the same fabric for unity.

Scrapping out the bindings was lots of fun !
When I make these, I use leftover pieces of my cotton batting. 
Here is my layering process........
  • Bottom layer-- fabric for back of potholder
  • square of cotton batting
  • square of denim pantleg square
  • strips of cotton batting
  • pieced or appliqued front of potholder
This makes for a very good heat-resistant potholder.  The others that I made were 9 inches square.  I made these three to measure 7 inches square. 

I'm thinking of making myself a square measuring maybe 20 inches or so, to put in the middle of the table to set hot dishes on, instead of using individual potholders under each dish/pan.







Also, here are a few shots of the finished front porch roof.   The 4 x 4 beams will wait until Spring to be painted, as they are pressure-treated.  Hopefully, I, or someone else, will be able to paint them white then.



































Today is sunny and in the mid 50's I'd say, so I'm able to use my clothesline once again.  God is SO GOOD !

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