Monday, January 9, 2012

True Grit: the Book, the Movie, the Hotpads

I played a fun little game by myself recently:  I tried to capture the mood of a book/movie in patchwork.

I had read True Grit a few years ago and loved it.  But I hadn't seen the movie yet - I was just guessing. I finally remembered to check it out of the library (I am always years behind in good movies - always).

Then I had a favorite treat:  sewing while my husband and I watched the movie.  Actually, he hates when I sew next to him because he's afraid I will accidentally stab him with the needle.  His fear is not entirely ridiculous - I can be very clumsy.

Anyway, I finished the binding on the set of hotpads while we watched the movie (which I liked a lot).  The movie was much darker than my hotpads, but I had so much fun imagining pioneer calico and frontier homespun.

And the hotpads are in the shop, for your delectation.

It feels right and good to me to brighten up midwinter with a little game like this.  A little sewing therapy, really.


simplicityinthemaking said...

Very nice. My husband has the same fears, or worst i will drop a pin and he will step on it. He never comes in the sewingroom. Always stands in the doorway. It has happened.

Carolyn said...

I just recently saw the new version of True Grit, but really want to see the original movie version, as well as reading the book.

And what a nice potholder!

Crystal said...

Hilarious! I also had some sewing therapy today. I mended three pairs of pants and about 1/2 dozen pairs of socks. Zachary was rather intrigued by all my sewing gadgets, but the light bulb really threw him off.

It would be great weather to have a quilt in the frame. I think I could sit contentedly at the frame for many hours.

Christian - Modobject@Home said...

You are fun and the potholders are charming. I can envision Ma Ingalls using them. Sewing therapy is wonderful.

Sarah Barry said...

I think you did a perfect job capturing True Grit in your hot pads.

I'm laughing and identifying with this all at the same time.

Ms. Yingling said...

The red, yellow, blue and green rosebud fabric dates back aways-- I had a sundress in that pattern in 1979!