Sunday, April 7, 2013

Gifts From a Guest

I have spent almost the last six months working out of state, far away from home, in wintery Minnesota. My living quarters have been an extended stay suite in a hotel. Over the past months, I have gotten to know the staff quite well at the hotel. As a gesture of thanks, I made up some pot holders to give to them. Just a small token of appreciation for all they have done for me, like helping me when I was too sick to fly home or leaving me little notes upon my arrival, or the Easter basket waiting for me when I arrived the evening of Easter Sunday. The ladies have become my family-away-from-home.

I found two great patterns online - one a round pot holder and the other a square version that I modified to make larger. These are self binding so no need to make binding and sew it on.

I am pleased with how they turned out. I really like the fabric from Moda's Keep it Sassy collection by Olive Sandwiches. The blue fabric is not from this line and I forgot to keep a selvedge with the info printed on it. Oh well!

Backside of Round Pot Holder with Pockets for Fingers & Thumb

Backside of Square Pot Holder

These are super fast and easy to make and make great gifts to give away.