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Thursday, December 9, 2010

A Quick Bit of Christmas

If you're looking for the giveaway it's on this post.


Yesterday I walked into my kitchen and it was....blah.  I'm not putting up as many Christmas decorations this year as I usually do but I did put a few things the kitchen.  Something was just missing.  And then I thought of this:


I've seen a dish drying mat on several blogs - and in fact it was probably one of "my" blogs (the ones I follow) where I saw a Christmas one but I'm having a senior moment and can't remember which one.  Forgive me?  So I grabbed up an old hand towel and used it as the "batting" between two pieces of Christmas fabric and in about 15 minutes, well maybe a little longer to do the quilting, I have a cute piece of Christmas there on my counter.  I do have a dishwasher but there are several things I like to hand wash...this is great for that.  I'm thinking of making more...I need snowflakes, then Valentines, then shamrocks or leprechauns and....how fun is that!
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18 comments:

Adrienne said...

What a great idea! I love the way this looks and it adds a festive touch to your kitchen. What are the dimensions, please? Inquiring (and copying) minds need to know!
~Adrienne~

sunny said...

That is a great idea! So it's just the size of a kitchen handtowel? I could handle that.

Val said...

Now that is so smart. I love it. I have a dishwasher too but sometimes it is easier for us since it is just the 2 of us to just wash them. Love the kitchen decoration.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

That's a great idea!!! I like it.

Jody Blue said...

Way to make doing dishes fun!!

Arkansas Patti said...

Great way to spritz up a most often ignored room.
Love it.

Peggy Lee said...

Very creative and a quick spruce up. Love it!

Amy said...

What a cute idea and super festive!

Angie said...

In a milliom years I would never have thought of this! Inspired!

Quilt Hollow said...

Well just isn't this spiffy!!!

Connie said...

What a great idea! Looks perfect. I also wanted to let you know that I posted a picture of the 10 minute runner I made from your tutorial. It was really fun.

Barb said...

I have seen those as well...and would love to make some....I guess I need to measure my counter (when I get one) and go from there???

Linda said...

It's a clever idea. Can they be made with any other filling besides batting? Seems like there might be something that's more water-resistance.

Gosh! You have a CLEAN sink! You make quilts AND do housework! You're something.

Purple Pam said...

What a great idea for jazzing up the kitchen.

Vivian said...

That is a very good idea. It does brighten the kitchen, doesn't it.

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Darling beyond words. I love washing dishes. I hate the dishwasher. I'm not kidding. Wish I were so creative!

peace~elaine

Gmama Jane said...

Oh My word, I have to make some of these!!! You are just my creative hero. here I go to my sewing room to copy another one of your creations. Don't you just hate copy cats?
Gmama jane

Cheryll said...

Marlene did you bind it? What a great idea!