I have this super absorbent thing (I'm not sure what it's called) that I use to dry my dishes on. I hate those metal or even wooden racks that you're suppose to somehow balance ALL of your dishes on at once to dry and then play a kitchen version of Pick Up Sticks with all the kitchen paraphernalia in order to put them up. I use to just throw down a dish towel. My mom, lover of Bed, Bath and Beyond, that she is, found this little ditty and I have to admit I really do like it. But....it's just so ugly.I also have a thing for white towels. It's the only color I buy. So imagine my dismay when I was gifted three RED, of all colors RED!!!! dishtowels. (Yes I know I only pictured two of them, I didn't think this blog post out as well as I should have, just stick with me)
Then with right sides of the towel and fabric together I sewed around all 4 edges, leaving a small opening for turning. Then stitched that up and voila, a pretty dish mat for drying my dishes on.