Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  In honor of the patron saint of Ireland, here are a few green items available at Maryland Quilter:

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The dragon above reminds me of another famous saint, St. George, who slayed the dragon and rescued the princess. My green dragon is part of a quilt, the pattern and quilt are available in the shop, here.

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Wouldn’t a green kitchen set of 2 pot holders and 2 tea towels be the perfect way to welcome spring in your home? You can find them here

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What a lucky baby or grownup if they get a blanket like this one! Beautiful green and so so soft. It’s available at Maryland Quilter.

Simple Pleasures

Sometimes the small pleasures in life are the most satisfying. Watching a butterfly skim past your window, feeling the sun on your face, returning a wave from a neighbor, all tiny bits of a happy life. Here is another sweet bit of happiness: a perfect pair of pot holders. One for each hand, soft yet sturdy, with a simple applique design or just a bit of quilting. Brand new ones to replace those old worn out ones, and yes, you have to throw the old ones out. Then when you open the drawer and see those pretty new pot holders waiting for you, a bit of pleasant satisfaction comes along, too.

Here are some of the perfect pot holders available in my shop, handmade, patterned from perfect pot holders my mom made me years ago:

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These pot holders and lots more are available in my shop here.

If you want a larger dose of pleasure, most of the pot holders have matching tea towels available, too 🙂

Confessions of a Christmas Elf

Christmas stresses me out! For some reason, every year I inflict myself with so many goals and projects that there is no way I could get them all done. I do this to myself. This year will be different (I think I said that last year, too, and it was merely better).  This year my Christmas sewing projects are going to be ones that bring me lots of joy and no stress. This is the year of the pot holder!  I am having a blast designing pot holders.  I’ve made them for everyone in the family, I’ve made them to sell in the shop, and now neighbors, friends and even the school bus driver knows what they’re getting this year!

Here is a collage of some of the 50+ pot holders I’ve made so far:

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Do you want a set of pot holders or a new tea towel? Come by the shop, Maryland Quilter, and get one. Use this coupon code, Maryland10, for 10% off and you also get a free 2013 handmade Christmas ornament:)