In My Mail: Hot Pad Holders

When I showed off my kitchen (read full post here) a couple weeks ago I showed this picture.  I was pretty embarrassed about the photo as it shows my disgusting potholders.

They are really bad and in the post I even commented that they were really bad.

I didn’t do a full reveal..this is how bad they really were.  I know disgusting.  I think it’s one of those “the cobbler’s kids don’t have shoes things”.  I can make them but just don’t take the time to.  I can also buy them but never do because I can make them.  It’s a vicious circle.

I really don’t have an excuse for not making them either after all, the tutorial to make was written by me and directions are right here on the blog. (Follow this link for a free tutorial to make them)

Well in comes Lorraine from ND to the rescue!!  She took pitty on me and sent me three new hot pad holders.  Aren’t they so cute.  Great colors and chicken prints too!!


They are thick and very well made.  I can’t thank you enough.  They are wonderful and VERY needed.  It was the perfect housewarming gift.

When I showed them to Hubby he said, “Well holy **bleep** it’s about time.  Even I was wondering why you were keeping those other things.”  So I walked to the garbage and threw out the old ones.  If Hubby can notice something needs an update, then it’s way-way-way past time to update!!

Thanks Lorraine – all of us, even Hubby, appreciate them!!

6 thoughts on “In My Mail: Hot Pad Holders”

  1. Sometimes I use the older ones on the outside grill. That way they aren’t grabbing your new ones to get all greasy and charred. I think we all have some kitchen items that need replacing like dishtowels and washcloths. Nice gift. Chris

  2. Sweet thing to do and we all have the same types of things hanging around. Things we dont even notice. I think I will go out and get some new kitchen towels and potholders.

  3. I’m so glad that hubby likes them, too, Jo! They were fun to make; I just had scraps of the chicken and egg fabrics. I put two layers of Warm and Natural batting and one layer of Insul-Bright batting. I will have to try your pattern, also.

    I enjoy your blog and reading about your quilting and family adventures. You are so kind and giving. So happy you are settling into your new home!

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