Recipes, memories and random thoughts from my kitchen
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Two new barley bags
A family member's request for a new barley bag resulted in me making two new ones. They came out well and I love the prints that I had on hand to use. I most often use plaids, but this time I had prints so decided to use them as they were for girls.
Even though I've made many barley bags (nearly all for family) and have shared about them here at my kitchen table before, I must note that my post How to Make Barley Hot Packs, first posted in 2008, continues to be one of the most-read posts on the blog. So I guess people are still interested in making them!
If you have never made a barley (or rice, or flax) bag, they are very simple to make and make nice gifts. They are exceedingly helpful for aches and pains, cramps, labor, or just warming up on a cold winter night.
I live in scenic northern New England with my handsome husband. We're empty-nesters with a bunch of adorable grandchildren. We love (tent) camping and traveling, but don't get away as often as we'd like to.