I want so badly to get back into quilting but every time I start to cut fabric I quickly tire and return to knitting. Well, I saw this on Quilting Digest (SuzysSitcom.com) and knew I could make that in no time and feel that I was at least quilting something. There it was shown as a pot holder but because of it's size, I saw a mug rug.
I keep my batik scraps separate from my other fabric scraps so I got to dive into the batiks and play. Of course I had to iron the wrong window piece onto the wrong fabric and then HUNT for a replacement, but it wouldn't be a Gari project without at least one wrong ironing attempt. But then, after that it was smooth sailing and I quickly completed my new mug rug and have a finish for March. I may just have to specialize in mug rugs to have finishes from now on. 😄
And I am very happy to share my newest acquisition, a conduction "hot plate." I have covered my stove with a large cutting board surface and needed something to cook on. I have wanted to try this type of cooking and now was a great time. It is really fun to learn to have specific temperatures rather than "low-med-high" with no real idea of what they really mean. Anyway, yesterday we had company for brunch (oldest son and daughter-in-law) and I made scrambled eggs. I remembered Bobby Flay, one of my favorite chefs, saying to cook them on a low heat (which I always have) but now I had to decide what actual temp was considered low. I must have guessed right as the eggs turned out great. I only have two pans that work on this (and a whole oven full of what won't) so I guess I will be looking for some new pans as well as the knives I need. Being a new cook is getting expensive.
And now we are off to a Museum Exhibition of Quilts. I am excited to see if this will ramp up my energy for quilting. I sure hope so, I've got a lot of fabric to use up. Gari
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