Thursday, July 14, 2016

Not Crying Over Spilled Rice

Ever since ibuprofen became a once a month thing, I've been thinking I should make a new heating pad. Maybe it will work for my sore neck and shoulder. Or it'll be as useful as my old one and I'll prop my Kindle against it when I'm reading at night. (There wasn't much else to do with it during the year without a microwave.) 


Someone spilled a whole lot of rice on the kitchen floor last week. It suddenly wasn't good rice anymore and using it for a heating pad seemed a lot less sad then throwing it out ... Which left me with another decision. Should I use pretty fabric from my stash, or be practical and use a hunk of ugly stuff?

The pretty fabric won. I figure that I've still got enough to use for a wide border on a miniature quilt, so it was okay to take a square  for this project.

5 comments:

KaHolly said...

Have you checked out http://www.mmmquilts.com/p/sunday-stretch-for-sewists-yoga-poses.html? I've picked and chosen a few and I'm here to tell you, they've made a huge difference! XO

mpv61 said...

Always use the pretty fabric if it's something you'll see and use. And if you're using a hot pad, you already don't feel that great. The pretty fabric will be more of a pick-me-up than the ugly or boring fabric.

Amanda Best said...

Very cute rice bag!
I have a large, (20lbs) bag of rice sitting by my door that I bought to make rice bags in various sizes for all my family members, they really do help with aches and pains.
I only use fabrics I think are ugly for rice bags. When I buy something my Mom thinks is ugly she says "That looks like rice bag fabric."! I like to make washable covers for them in pretty fabrics, but the rice bag is usually in some print that makes me wonder if I lost my mind when I bought it!

desertskyquilts said...

You made me smile. I've never made one of these, but I wouldn't even have thought about it being a waste of food to do so. I like that you didn't throw that devil-kissed rice out, you just send it for reheating. LOL

Gemini Jen NZ said...

Definitely pretty fabric - makes it so much more enjoyable to make and use.

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