This year we finally took the plunge and invested in a Big Green Egg grill. It was meant to be Jason’s birthday gift but it was a few weeks late and then the top fell off and shattered so it turned into rather a saga. It was finally whole and functional week before last and it’s been pressed into service immediately. I was away in Wisconsin when Jason called to say he was cooking with it. Apparently you fill it with an entire bag of charcoal which rather alarmed me, only now we’ve realized it can go for a long time on that one bag because when you close all the vents it extinguishes the coals. As of last night he cooked his fifth meal on that first bag of charcoal. Anyway, when you first light the thing it takes off like a jet engine and you must “burp” it when you open it which can be a wee bit hazardous to the hand on the handle. Yesterday afternoon I whipped out an oven mitt with a double layer of insul-bright that should make that process a bit safer. I used the pattern at Skip To My Lou. I sewed two layers of insul-bright between 2 fat quarters and quilted diagonal lines across the whole thing, then cut out my pieces, zig zag’ed around the edge, applied bias tape to the bottom edges and then sewed them together, right sides together and finally inverted the whole thing. It was a rush job so not exactly pretty but I’ll make a few more after I’ve had my machine quilting class at the end of October.