Envelope Project

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

This and That

I can't believe that the week is almost over.  I did not get a lot of sewing accomplished over the weekend, but I'm trying not to beat myself up over it!!  I managed to start and finish this little piece which is my swap piece for the hotpad exchange.

 front side
backside
I love how these woven strips turn out.  I hope my swap partner likes it.


Next up . . . I'm hoping to turn this pile of scraps (and oh, so many more!!) . . .

into my version of a braided rug.  So far I am liking the way it is turning out.

And to round out the week I did an 8 mile run Sunday morning, bike ride Monday night, 2 mile run Tuesday morning and a 3.1 mile run tonight.  It feels great especially since I just wanted to come home from work today and go to bed.  The run gave me just the energy push that I needed.  I think I can make it another day.  Yay! 

8 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I like your hot pad mat - weaving is not my bag, but I like the way this looks.

Cherry Red Quilter said...

love your woven hot pad - and the rag rug looks interesting!
And your eercise routine sounds great, if not exhausting. Good for you!

Cheryll said...

Oh Joyce you make me tired reading about your run! lol... but I just LoVe the hot pad and so will your partner I'm sure! Well done!

Quiet Quilter said...

You are really moving! Runs and rugs and hot pads!

I like the idea of your woven rugs in straight lines..might try that with stuff I am now "throwing away" (shutter)..Will be an ongoing project. Question? do you hand sew or machine sew the strips together?

Lisa said...

Love the woven hot pad. Clever girl! I think I am brewing an idea here, thanks for the spark!

Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

Love the hot pad. Do you put the heat-resistant fabric (the kind on ironing boards)between the layers? I've been thinking of making a few hot pads with that cloth but have no idea how it sews. Would love an opinion if you've used it.

young by design said...

FdLQ - Yes, I used a layer of the Warm and Natural Insul-Bright batting and a layer of regular batting. I had no problems quilting it on my sewing machine. Good luck! Let me know how it turns out.

BubzRugz said...

Popped by to visit you... I love the hot pad you made ...
Hugz