I used this tutorial, though I cut 4″ strips from a jelly roll instead of using squares of fabric, and I used eight colors. If I were to make another–and I might, I like this one so much–I’d use only six colors and cut the strips 6″ long. The more colors you use, the longer the folded edges get, and since I was only folding down about 1/4″ I worry about the stability of this one. I certainly won’t put it through the washer’s “heavy” setting.
I wanted a sweet mat to rest my little teapot on. I have been making tea every day since the weather got cold. This pot makes just enough for each of us to have a cup–Mimi’s is half milk. Healthier than soda, right?
Speaking of Mimi, she has a fever and slept in till 9:00 today, then asked to go back to bed at 11:00. If you know her, you know that this is unprecedented. Big fluffy flakes of snow are falling on top of the foot of snow that’s already out there. A good day to stay inside, drink tea, and sew.