Today’s challenge : Write a post on the daily one-word prompt – Cozy
A perfect word for the weather!
Here I was all cozy in my warm sweater when the word brought up a host of memories – memories of the Art & Craft class back in school, where we learnt to make several items, through our school years, all in the name of making us good wives and mothers later in life. I seem to have faint memories of consistently getting a B grade for them – for my artistic creations I mean, not for the wife and mother part! That’s not up for grading thank you!
The A & C sessions would be fun and we waited all week for that one period – not so much for the love of making creative things as for the love of 45 minutes of no studies! Unfortunately, however, this one period would be at a premium and most teachers would try their best to get their hands on one, to complete their syllabus. I learnt later (when I became a teacher) that much haggling and bargaining would take place in the staff room for this ‘golden’ period, especially close to the examinations.
One term I did a table cloth with an embroidered flower pattern and it now serves as a dust cover for my mom’s washing machine!! I cringe every time I look at it – it’s hideous, if I may say so myself!
The next term, we graduated to a Tea Cozy – an ingenious and dainty creation to keep the teapot and its contents nice and hot. It was either simply done in one layer of thick cloth or it was stuffed with padding inside for that extra bit of cozy insulation. I, of course did the former – less hassle, you know! I got a B for it, needless to say. 🙂
I wonder if they’re still used on a daily basis in homes or the sturdy but unimaginative thermos flasks have displaced them.
Are they? Do let me know……