(i don't know!! but welcome! have you read the old ones?)
oh, i was thinking about how cold winter will get, i've always wanted to put hot water bottles in our bed before we get in, but some folks in my family are scared of getting scalded. okay, point taken. what i think i'm going to do now, is make rice packs! we don't own a microwave, but apparently you can wrap them in aluminum foil, and put them in a 350 f oven for half an hour or so!
i want to make pretty ones with my new fabric (if i ever get it!) and throw them in the oven after i cook dinner, then pop them under the wool duvets! it will be nice to make one for my big girl's bed, too. lovely
i don't plan to heat our bedroom this winter, particularly because i just discovered that the top of the window doesn't actually close
and partly as an excuse to make lots of quilts and throws for the bed
: the heat pillows will also be nice weights for yoga
i'm thinking lavender would be lovely inside them too. i want to make some sachets, too. i saw this linen
one, but i wondered about just some very light fabric, what would you use?
my grandmother, so the story goes, would heat up some whole grains in a pot with water, i don't know what else, then put it in the bed under down comforters all day, and they'd eat the porridge at night. or else, put it in the bed at night, and they'd eat it in the morning. i have no idea, but the second one makes more sense to me. either way it is delightful! i will ask my aunt in the morning, none of the siblings could agree last time i inquired, what type of grain it was. i am so sad that she died before i was into all of this stuff, she used to gather nettles for soup, and picked thousands of wild blackberries and made jam for us, and all kinds of great stuff, i missed out on asking her all about