I don’t know about you, but, for me, this year is flying by!
Mother’s day has come and gone, and now, it’s a time to turn our attention to the men in our lives.
Father’s Day can be a time to say, “Thank you, for all of the things you do every day, and, I’m so glad that you are in my life!” Gratitude is something we can express to any man, or men, in our life. A father, a son, a son-in-law, a brother, or an uncle. Maybe your neighbor, or your pastor.
My father is no longer living. But, I have a wonderful husband who has been a great father to our three children. And, a great example of what a father is, to young people in our church who need a good role model.
Have you ever seen the movie “The Santa Clause”? There is a scene in which Tim Allen’s character, Scott Calvin (aka Santa), is sitting on a park bench. Children just naturally are drawn to him and start lining up to sit on his lap and tell them what they want for Christmas.
My husband is like that. Kids are just naturally drawn to him. They see him actually interacting,(then, with his children), and now, with his grandchildren. Nowadays, when we are at a park, a playground, or a pool with our grandchildren, it’s like he’s every kid’s Grandpa.
So, I decided to make some gifts especially for him.
First, I made a heat pack with a blue plaid casing that can be washed when needed. The heat pack has four quadrants that are each filled with rice. It can be heated in the microwave for up to 2 minutes then placed behind your back or shoulder area for some warm, muscle relaxation. (It’s great for abdominal aches and pains as well.)
Then, I made a neck roll with a camouflage casing, also filled with rice, that can be heated for up to 2 minutes, and placed around the back of the neck. Oh, it feels so good!
I had so much fun designing and making these, that I thought I’d turn them into patterns to share with you. The Herbal Heat Pack and Herbal Neck Roll are each available in PDF form. Oh, and the best part? They are FREE! I call them “Herbal” because you can put some dried herbs in for aroma therapy, if you’d like. My husband can’t handle scents, so I made his without.
I’m working on tutorials for each with some video excerpts to help beginners. That’s one of my goals this week.
I decided that along with this post on the Herbal Heat Pack and Neck Roll, that I’d do a Giveaway. I am going to give away the fabric to make one of these comforting items. Either the leafy camouflage or the blue plaid and a neutral for either. All you need to do to enter is leave a comment below this post. You can tell me about the special man in your life that you’d like to honor on Father’s Day, or a funny story, a comment about this post, or just say “Enter me, please”. Anything you’d like to share. I will take all of the names of those who’ve commented and draw a name on Friday, June 7th, 2019. The winner will have his or her choice of which fabrics they’d like. I’ll mail them to the winner and they can make one of these items in time for Father’s Day.
You have until Midnight on Thursday, June 6th, 2019, to leave a comment. I’ll announce the winner on Friday June 7th in the afternoon.
Week four of the Just Buzzing Through Quilt Along will be posted this Friday. For those of you Quilting Along with me, you don’t want to miss it. I’ve got some surprises up my sleeve in this post, so watch for it!
Today is a good day for some heat. Herbal heat, that is. 😉