Friday, January 28, 2011

Japanese Inspired Hotpad

Outside yesterday had been a blustery snowstorm.


(This bush, a few months ago)


Inside, I curled up with a Japanese patchwork book and tea.



And then, inspired, I took a greasy old hotpad and appliqued a new top on it, no finished edges anywhere and just a square of denim on the back.  Fast, effective sewing therapy.  Almost as good as spring.

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10 comments:

Jennifer Jo said...

It takes crazy quilting to a new level, no? I like it!

Janelle said...

Cool bike photo!

Sylvia said...

I love the bike photo! So evocative! Does it inspire a story?

Leila said...

I love just hacking away at something. You're right, it just makes you feel better! And it's cute!

Margo said...

Sylvia, the story is that even though the bikes were "put away" under the porch next to the house, the blowing wettish snow coated them. And see that branch to the right? That's a stray branch from our (long ground-up)Christmas tree!

Heritage Farmgirl said...

Cute hot pad. I have a few that need refinishing as well, just seem to lack the humph. January blaws?

Jennifer Jo said...

Oh yes, and those bikes remind me of Pompeii or Hiroshima or something. It's a great photo.

Margo said...

JJ, thanks. My husband said the bikes look eerie and he was thinking along the lines of ash, too.

PunkRizz said...

Japanese patchwork books must be the thing, because Rebecca just advised me to go buy one. After seeing your inspiring hot pad, I believe I shall!

Laura said...

Okay - the bike photo should be printed and framed! I love it!!

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