Around the time my grandmother turned 95 or so, she was no longer able to remain in her home full time. She was able to keep her home, and go spend a day or so there at a time, but for the most part she was in a nursing home. During one of her visits to her home, she packed up a rather large fabric stash for me and sent it my way via my parents. She has since passed a way, and for a while, I couldn't bring myself to cut into most of the pieces. Since then, though, I have been working my way through the stash bit by bit - because that is, after all, the reason she sent it to me in the first place. Enter: the picnic bowl cover I saw on Meadow Magic. I thought the fabric pictured above would make a lovely set of picnic bowl covers...
The picnic bowl cover at Meadow Magic used fabric loops at the corners with caribeener style clips to hold down the corners, but I wanted a quick project. She also referred to one that uses grommets in the corners, but I didn't have any on hand. What I did have on hand was a handful of alligator clips and a variety of red beads from my sister.
Kathryn at Kathryn's Brain. On her "things that work" post last week, she said that if you bite a match while cutting onions, your eyes won't water. It reminded me that I had heard if you light a candle, your eyes won't water - a huge problem for me. I cut all the onions on the board without my eyes watering, and N was mesmerized by how much the flame was crackling, snapping, and fizzing during the process. And since he was in the kitchen...
Linking up with: Stash Bash with Crunchy Catholic Momma
The HomeAcre Hop #7 at the self sufficient homeacre
Fiber Arts Friday at Wisdom Begins in Wonder
Creative Friday at Natural Suburbia