Friday, April 30, 2010

Back to the 70's!

I got my first potholder from Dani in California for the Dazzling Dozen 2010 Potholder Swap! LOL! Boy does Dani have my number! I was in junior high school in the early 70's and very much into the Smiley Faces, Peace symbols, etc. I told her I love color and kitsch and she gave me both! She also added extra goodies and sent some chocolate and a bookmark showing a photo of the Redwoods! This is why swapping is so fun!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Scalloped Potholders

I re-discovered Priscilla Hewett's Scalloped Pot Holder pattern and made two more this week. I am on a serious pot holder making binge! Good thing, because I have joined another Swap in Ravelry called Dazzling Dozen Potholder Swap and we are put in groups and then one member a month gets either 5 or 11 potholders, depending on how many months you sign up for! I got picked for the first month, so I am eagerly anticipating the potholders I will get! I think this swap is more up my alley, as it isn't just one time a year. I have been having a bunch of fun cruising Ravelry and the internet for new potholder patterns to try.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Seeing Double!

Got to see my sweet twin grandsons this past weekend. I miss them already! They are at the very fun stage!

My DH got to ride a Harley Davidson with my DD, they made a trip to South Padre Island and had some father/daughter bonding time.

While there, I finished up this "Stir me up" potholder pattern by MintyFresh on Ravelry. DD grabbed it for herself, and told me the only potholders and dishcloths she has are the ones I make for her. Awwwwww! Isn't that sweet? :)

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

2010 Potholder Swap!!

My five potholders arrived today from the 2010 Potholder swap I participated in on Ravelry! What a lot of fun! Two of my potholders came from overseas, Germany and the UK! They are all gorgeous and I love them!

The top photo is from Lucia Rook, who also participated in the swap, but isn't a member of Ravelry or Flickr. She e-mailed to show me all the lovely potholders she received and I am sharing her photo here. The one I made is the chicken.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter

X came this afternoon to color and hunt eggs. He picked me a bunch of wild iris growing around our property. Isn't it beautiful?