Millet heat bags, … oh and another washcloth

Millet bags
Millet bags and a mouse transfixed by the candle

Over Christmas I made a few heat bags with millet in them. The family loved them. They stay hot a long time if they are covered up. Perfect when cuddled under a blanket. The girls decided that they smelt like popcorn “really nice bread” when hot, which they find comforting. I wonder if it will be one of those scents that will evoke memories of their childhoods when they smell it as grown-ups. The scent has faded with each reheating, but it is still evident.

When it is cold outside, I heat the bags up and put them in the childrens’ beds, while they get ready for bed. I feel more confident with these in their beds than hot water bottles. If I forget, they remind me. It has so quickly been adopted into the routine, that it feels like we have always done it. Incidently, we warm the bags in the oven for about 10 minutes, not in a microwave.

Tonight  I discovered that the heated bags work well with earache. (Note to self: next time make sure you  protect your ears better when walking  in the cold wind). I do love it when something so simple works so well.

blue washcloth

Completed my third washcloth as part of the Create-Along. I still need to block it, but I like the heart pattern. This was inspired by the dishcloth from Wool’s Happenin’

One thought on “Millet heat bags, … oh and another washcloth

  • Thursday 11 February, 2010 at 1:33 am
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    I love your modification of the Big Heart Dishcloth! My mom’s favorite color is blue, and now I think maybe I need to make one for her in blue. Thanks for sharing it!

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