Not exactly what you might think I mean but I have to tell you what I got myself into.
One of the blogs I follow, During Quiet Time hosts a potholder swap. I saw the post after Christmas and since I had just been making a lot of crafts I thought I would be 'brave' and sign up. I mean how hard is it to make a potholder? I can sew, I've made quilts (a long time ago), heck I've even done some embroidery in my day. HA!
When I say I am way out of my league I am not kidding. The best part (or the worst part, depending how you look at it is) when I first signed up I was turned down. And that was ok. I mean I was a little disappointed but I am all about rules and was fine with it. Then I had a thought. One of the problems that come up in a swap is sometimes the potholders don't get made or sent, leaving someone without.
SO... I emailed Amy and asked her if it would be ok with her if I made two potholders on my own that she could have in the event someone couldn't get theirs done. That way I could 'participate' without the pressure! :) And what do you think she did... She let me in the group!!!!!!! YIKES... And the 'theme' this time around is monotone. Your partner picks a color and you make two potholders and mail them by a certain date.
I am now learning how to free motion stitch and reading quilting books from the library and praying that my partner likes what I have come up with. Here they are. I still need to add the binding. And practice some more for the other back.
I was inspired to do sort of a Subway art feel.
Sometimes we need to be stretched a bit and get out of our comfort zone.