There's this darling gal, Shari, over at Lauren's Closet.
I have a special affinity to Shari for many reasons, as you will see from her blog. Shari is especially at the the forefront of my mind, at the moment, as Shari has Little Bugs of her own and she is in Louisiana and that is where #6 (Little Bug) was recently accepted to Grad School!
Looks like Little Bug will be attending Tulane University for a Masters in Public Health!!!
So back to the business at hand:
Shari has inspired me to make V-day potholders from her post here.
I love the way she combined fabric and crochet.
As I have mentioned before, I do not get along with the sewing machine all that well, but we are trying to work out our issues, so I gave it another go with this:
Matches the kitchen dishes, eh?
there are two faces to this mirror:
It's good for me to use potholders, especially as trivets...
so that I don't do this again:
Yup, that's it: a burn mark in the white Formica.
It's been filled in with a little Kilz spray paint primer; that worked well, can't even see it. haha. ;-)
Yes, I do still love my white Formica, weird but true, it has served us well, no plans to replace it.
It has also worked well as a blog photo backdrop.
These trivets will prevent this from happening in the future AND disguise the mark in the present.
The potholder/trivet is made with 12 dc in a ring to start and increase by 12 each round.
(i.e., 2 dc in each dc for the first round for a total of 24, then round two in 2 dc, 1 dc repeat, and then round three is 3 dc 1 dc repeat etc. to 7 rounds total, sc edge.)
I hope you are enjoying your week of love!
Thank you Shari for the great idea!
Stash-busting with 91 other stash-busters!
The cotton stash is about 80% finish-i-ode!