One of my goals (#14) for Q3 Finish Along with Adrianne on the Windy Side was to embroider 10 towels and make 10 hotpads to go with the 10 crocheted dishcloths I had made.
I give sets of towel, hotpad and dishcloth plus other gadgets like refrig magnets or chip clips or colorful bowl scrapers as Christmas gifts or birthday gifts. I like to have several sets on hand.
I use Insulbrite in the hotpads along with either an old piece of terrycloth towel or piece of cotton flannel. I actually used some flannel scraps from a nightgown I made my daughter when she was probably ten or twelve. She's 39 now. (Can you say, hoarder?????)
I especially like old 50s looking dancing dishes, silverware, etc. I even had some scraps of dancing dish fabric in my stash to make hotpads.
I know a couple of tea drinkers so sets with teapots are for them along with their favorite tea or some nice mugs.
Chickens are also a favorite of mine. I will probably make a fabric grocery sack with chickens on it and send it and this set to one of my sisters who lives far away in CA. She was married in June for the 3rd time so I probably shouldn't even send her another wedding gift but every once in awhile I'm nice.
Not sure who gets this set....
...or this set. Maybe they will stay in my box of gifts until the right time arrives.
One or both of these sets will go to my husband's brother Marty and wife Barb for Christmas. Barb loves to pile butter on everything she eats. She loves it so much that we joke that sticks of butter are her "snackin' sticks".
For the chocolate lover along with a box of chocolates. (That might be me).
This set is for one of my brothers. He loves...
...bacon. Every year for Christmas for the last 7 years my brother has received bacon gifts from almost every family member. The hunt is usually on at the beginning of the year to find the weirdest bacon gift. It's been kind of a fun tradition. The back of his hot pad is bacon fabric left from when I made him bacon pillowcases years ago.
As I said at the beginning...this was a Q3 goal (#14) for 2015 Finish Along with Adrianne at On The Windy Side. Goal accomplished!