Spontaneous Vegetarianism Hot Pad

My kids suffer from something I like to call Spontaneous Vegetarianism. It goes like this—I call my kids to the table for dinner and the moment they see I am serving beef stew they proclaim to be vegetarians. However, the next day at breakfast if there is bacon on the table, they are no longer vegetarians and can eagerly consume much more than their share. This condition is not fatal, but can be contagious among children who come into close contact…

I felt the need to raise awareness at the dinner table through a hot pad.

Using my "doodle stitching" method again, I went freehand and snapped a piece of rough linen into a hoop and started stitching.

I used black embroidery floss and a backstitch.

I cut out 9-inch circles of my embroidery, low-loft bunting and a piece of scrap material.

With the embroidered fabric on top and the bunting in the middle, I pinned all three pieces together.

Using the surge function on my sewing machine, I sewed the edges together.

Getting the issue out on the table.




Comments (8):

  1. beth

    January 15, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    My kids are vegetarians who eat bacon too!

    • camilla

      January 16, 2012 at 12:40 am

      Beth, Your comment made me laugh! Funny how they can manage to eat bacon, isn’t it? Take Care, C

  2. Léia Freisleben

    January 15, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Adorei seu trabalho postado hoje e os outros também. Parabéns!

    • camilla

      January 16, 2012 at 12:42 am

      Obrigado Léia!

  3. catie

    January 16, 2012 at 2:05 am

    this is funny & will be a lasting reminder.
    we should embroider more of these funny things to immortalize them.

    i used to stay up way too late doing homework.
    one particularly painful midnight session, my mom had me sign a yellow lined paper stating,
    “i will never, ever do this again.” she cut it out in the shape of a heart & it hung on our fridge forever.

    my kids & i are very vegetarian, but i miss bacon. beef stew, too.
    i made a smoky polenta porridge yesterday, that was almost meaty, and almost makes up for it.
    come see it here: http://five-ten-fifteen.blogspot.com/2012/01/vegetarian-comfort-food-woodland.html

  4. Tamera

    January 17, 2012 at 2:37 am

    I laughed out loud when I saw this post! It’s been our family joke for 5 or 6 years now because my sister suddenly became a vegetarian one night when we were serving moose. Now even her Father-in-Law teases her about it. Thanks for sharing!

  5. AJ Tarrant

    January 18, 2012 at 4:20 am

    Where’s the beef?

  6. Vonna Johnson

    February 1, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    I love the idea of getting the issue “out on the table” Very clever.

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