Friday, April 2, 2010

make life...surprising!

my sister made me this adorable potholder on the left...which was mirrored after an OLD potholder our grandma made YEARS ago on the right (can you tell it was a well used potholder?). it looks like a pair of pants. i was definitely surprised!!!

its hard to see, but the stitching even looks like a zipper/button area on pants. she did a GREAT job. THANK YOU KRISTIE!!!
i also decided tonight i needed some fabric therapy. i already had some "make life" line by sweetwater/moda....but was waiting for the yardage. i already have a quilt design in mind and am doing some fabric laying out tonight. its so hard to plan and arrange fabrics. when picking out patterns, colors, schemes i tend to waste a lot of time. does anyone else have an over analyzing problem?

7 comments:

Deanna said...

It isn't wasted time. It is creating time--like with babies, ideas take time to develop.

Dianne said...

You'll be glad that you spent the time analyzing because if you get it together and you don't like it...you'll wish you'd spent the time. At least this is what I tell myself to justify the same problem :)

Maria said...

Gorgeous potholder.

Kim said...

I have a similar problem...sometimes I'm afraid to cut the beautiful fabric. I get it in my mind that I'll mess up somehow and then I'll have ruin the fabric for the project. I make myself think ....what's the worse thing that can happen if I mess up...I'm out a little money and learned something new! So I cut and cut and cut!!!

Valerie said...

I just LOVE that potholder. When do you and Heidi do your other obligations? You both are so creative. Do you sleep???

Sue said...

Bobbi, you are always so inspirational. I love that pot holder too.

Barb said...

Happy Easter

Love the pot holder...your grandma lives on in you.....