1. How many licks does it take to get to the center of the Tootsie Pop? (I suspect I've asked this here before. It's one of my favorite quandaries, right up there with where do matching socks go when they disappear)
2. Why is it, despite seeing and being inspired by something, it doesn't instantly dawn on me how I can re-create it in my own life?
For example, consider this wonderful display:
The minute I saw it, I pinned it to my Collections Board.
The same is true for this one:
Anyway, I also have a potholder collection, all hand made...by me. Do you know where I display them? Nowhere. I've always kept them in a drawer. Sure, I use them, but I could just as easily use them if they hung from pegs in my kitchen. But, I never thought to show them off, even though I saw bunches of examples of just that and thought to myself, "Doesn't that look great."
It never even dawned on me until...I thought about moving and decorating my new space.
Then I realized, " Hey, I've got quite a few potholders myself and I should really use them both to keeping my fingers from getting burned as I remove that fluffy souffle from the oven and as a way to beautify my space. "
So, here are my potholders:
Why, I might even know how many licks it takes to get to the center of the Tootsie Roll and not realize it.
For those of you who are interested, a couple of these potholder patterns are for sale in my shop. Just in case you want to whip up a few and display your own collection.