The post in which I reveal the answer to the age old question: Which came first?


The chicken came first.  Apologies to the egg crowd, but I made the chickens first.

When we were in LA recently, my outlaw Sara wanted to work on a few sewing projects.  You see, she started her very first quilt when her family was visiting us in sunny Hawaii.  We finished it via video chat!  That’s the first time I’ve tried teaching sewing with an ocean separating me from my victim  student.

In LA we had to go to a couple of quilt stores for supplies.  At least that’s my story, and I’m sticking to it.  I came across a pattern for pot holders, “Which Came First” by Sweet Tea Girls Patterns, and I decided Sara needed a chicken in her kitchen.  We proceeded to laugh ourselves silly picking out the fabrics, choosing to have a hot pepper chicken with chemical structure wings.  The beaks are made with egg yolks – stick with me here, folks.


Next came the eggs.  They look so shiny, don’t they?  The yolks are all about peppers, a nod to the chickens (which came first.)  And they really are functional pot holders!

I will never give up the pot holders that my grandma crocheted.  They are the best, although looking a little rough from wear.  But I can see into the future, and the future is chickens.