One of the jobs on my to-do list was to make a couple of hot-water bottle covers.
It gets blimmen cold here in the winter and we don't heat our bedrooms
(hello ice on the inside of the windows anyone?)
so a hottie in the beds at teatime, means a cosy bed to pop into later.
I had some bits left over from Annie's scrap vomit quilt
(haven't showed that here yet) and on Saturday afternoon I had a couple of hours peace
and decided to knock the covers together.
The quilting wobbles (I was on speed)
and the seams don't match but really its a hot water bottle cover.
We are going to put them in our beds and pop our frosty toes on them.
They didn't have to be perfect, they just had to be practical.
They have been tested out and passed the quality control,
the kids reported that the hottie stayed cosy and warm which is what I wanted.
I know it's really easy to obsess about making things perfect
and I agree to a point, but there's a time and a place.
A hottie for a bed and feet? no way
A hem on a good dress? yes please.
I'd also just like to point out that sometimes we sacrifice completion
to make something perfect,
and even a wonky hottie cover (or quilt) will keep your family warm.
A ufo in a basket will not keep anyone clothed or warm,
or cosy in any way, but a finished project whether it's a cushion,
a cardy or a hottie cover, will bless your family
and it's very wonkiness will make it all the more beloved.
I would bet that most of you reading this have a UFO tucked away somewhere
that is not quite how you wanted it,
my challenge to you for this week, is to pull is out,
compromise your standards and finish the thing so your family can use it.
You'll never regret a finished project, you will a pile of UFO in the cupboard.
Me? I'm off to tackle the World's Biggest Ironing Pile,
pretty sure that will bless my family this week!