Between Windy Beach, Dog Show, Potholders and Oven Mitts

This Saturday we are going to an other exhibition with our dog. This time it is in Alicante, so not far to drive. In the meantime I have been often to the beach with Strubbel. We had to take advantage of the few nice days in November since we have had a lot of rain. Unlikely as the rest of Europe – Germany had the driest November since weather recording and that started way back in 1881.

Strubbel is learning the traffic signs :

Some time ago I bought Insul-Bright and was waiting for the right opportunity to use it. Last week I received a custom order for an oven mit and 2 pot holders. As I am leaving for Prague next week, I decided to make some more pot holders and give them to my mum and aunt.  So I finished all these small projects, learnt a lot about multi layers and have new ideas for an Oven Mitt Tutorial. Following the results of the custom order :


As my client got as a present only ONE oven mitt, she thought that this does not make any sense. We do have 2 hands to use and usually a sunday roast is heavy. My first one :

These are for my Mum :

and these are for my Auntie :

The potholders were inspired by Malka Dubrawsky and here book “fresh*quilting”.

I have also finished the “Rock Around the Clock” top and put this aside for the time being. I shall start working on it when I come back from my parents. Still need to think about the backing design. Batik or solid, what shade or color and how to quilt it. There are several good sorted patchwork shops in Prague and I am really looking forward to go there!!

Next post scheduled just before Christmas, when I am back from Prague, provided there are no airline strikes, Barbora