Something extra with every pot-holder!

It's been rather charming around here in the Domestic Anarchy workroom. I have been teaching the little boys all sorts of needle arts. We have done, knitting, crochet, and now embroidery. It's been wonderful and the little boys have been doing some great work with inspiration from Sublime Stitching and Jenny Hart. They toss around words like feather stitch and embroidery hoop with the skill of needle pros. Of course this only makes what happened even funnier.

Tonight I spent some time working on the the pot holders of previous mention, and spent even more time fussing at the bias tape I was trying to sew around the borders. This was not going well for a variety of reasons and in the end I decided to hand sew the second side for a smother finish.

Now this was ok with me since I happen to be one of those rare birds that really enjoys handsewing. I find it oddly relaxing so did not see the need of doing so as a burden. My exit from my seat in front of the machine into my *comfy chair* was questioned by my youngest budding stitcher-man and I explained that I was going to sew the backs of each of the *new-vintage* potholders by hand. Young stitcher-man seemed to satisfied and went off to find his brother and inform him of my change of plans. Soon I hear him talking with his brother explaining that I was doing a ~hand job~ on each of the potholders to make them nicer for all my friends.

Yes my dear friends.. here at Domestic Anarchy there shall be no pot-holder without a ~hand job~ and that's the way we like it!


Katie said...

I enjoy hand sewing too. I find it a very relaxing way to pass the time while at various lessons or evenings while my husband watches tv.
And speaking of my husband, he wants to know if the pot holders enjoyed their hand job. Men!

You can call me Betty, or Bethany, or Beth ...Just don't call me late for dinner. said...

Well.. Aren't you the generous one?
heheh (Hey! that might make my hub *want* a potholder this year!)