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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

A Lovely Year of Finishes - December Goal

I have to make a bunch of potholders, so that will be my goal for this month!  I have 2 finished, 3 in the process and 5 more pieced...but I need at least 15, maybe more!  I am linking up with Sew BitterSweet Designs for December.

My mother-in-law used to give every family a new potholder every Christmas - they were ones her mother had made - but that supply has gone dry, so I'm picking up the tradition in her place.  We love all the potholders we have from her and I hope the new ones give as much pleasure as hers have.  I am using flannel for the pieced part, a layer of batting and the backing is old towels.  Hers were cotton, batting and old towels!

11 comments:

desertskyquilts said...

Now that's another great idea! I'm kind of making a list for next year to work on each month. It was my goal this year, but ha ha! Love the design you've chosen and flannel is such a good idea! I'll start looking at thrift stores for flannel shirts and old towels. Batting scraps I have. =)

Linda M @ Pieceful Kingdom said...

Good luck on your goal. That is a very sweet tradition to continue for your mother-in-law!

Deb@newcreativestate.wordpress.com said...

What a lovely family tradition! Good luck with achieving your December goal.

Bernie Kringel said...

I love these sorts of traditions. Good luck with your project. Looks like you are making good progress.

KaHolly said...

What a wonderful thing to do! I love traditions!

Alycia said...

What a fun tradition to continue!!! I love it!

Colleen Potter said...

your name caught my attention as I read a comment you had made on the Ellison Lane blog.
I'm a farmer and a quilter too. Now I'm looking at your post and see that you are making beautiful potholders, lol, I'm a bit of a potholder obsessed maker too

Sarah Goer said...

What a fun tradition. I'm sure your family will love them. You've made great progress so far.

MartiDIY said...

That's a great tradition. I bet your family will love that you have continued it. So much better than new underwear. lol

Edith said...

It seems that you are well on your way to completing this goal. What a lovely tradition, I might want to copy this idea. Thank you for sharing.

Soma @ whimsandfancies.com said...

What a lovely tradition! Your pot holders are beautiful!

-Soma