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Hot Pad of the Month–July Sewing Machine

Well folks, this is it.  After a year and a half, I’m bringing the Hot Pad of the Month series to a close.  It all started with some random doodling, trying to come up with a hot pad shaped like a teacup, and is ending with a collection of 18 hot pad patterns, all based…

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Hot Pad of the Month–May Strawberry

Today is my birthday, so I feel like it’s okay to base this month’s hot pad on one of my favorite things – strawberries.  When they’re in season, I can’t leave them alone.  The summer I was pregnant with my daughter I threw back so many I warned my husband that she might be born…

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Hot Pad of the Month–November Turkey

Here we are, at the tenth in my year-long Hot Pad of the Month series, and I have a confession to make.  I really wanted to avoid making it a turkey.  I have nothing against them, I just feel like sometimes that’s the go-to when we’re talking about Thanksgiving décor.  I mulled it over for…

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Hot Pad of the Month–October Monster and Ghost

When I started this series, I sketched out several hot pads for different holidays and seasons.  It wasn’t long before I had at least one or two options for each month, even more for some.  It hasn’t been too difficult to decide which one I would make each time…until now.  I couldn’t choose between my…

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Hot Pad of the Month–July Pineapple

My husband and I will be celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary next summer, and we decided a long time ago that we would go on a cruise to celebrate.  Since we’re about a year away, we’ve been doing some shopping, and the locations we’re considering have me in a VERY tropical mood.  As luck would…

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Hot Pad of the Month–June Bear Paw

I wanted to get this month’s hot pad to you before Father’s Day, because I made this one with the guys in mind.  They might not be the obvious recipients of something like this, but it’s definitely something they can use.  It can sit on a desk for their coffee mug – if they’re anything…

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Star Wars Pillowcase on Undercover Tourist

This may be a little weird, but sometimes my family travels with our own pillowcases.  It’s not a germaphobe thing and it’s not a comment on the boring bedding provided by our hotel.  Okay, it’s a little bit of that last one, but it’s also just a cheerful thing to add a little personality to…