Daughter #1 is moving off to grad school and she mentioned she didn’t have many pot holders. You have to understand, she’s as burn-your-fingers prone as I am. So this is an issue for consideration. And, being as I have a supply, I will fill this demand.
Momma Econ 101
First is the scrappy, upcycled version with denim backing. Very durable and good for protecting those 10 digits.
Next is a more decorative style and honestly makes a better trivet than pot holder. Protecting your counter or table top is essential. Also, wool products are self-extinguishing so a good choice for those extra hot pans.
This is a Hexi made of cotton yarn and would double as either a dishcloth or trivet.
For your educational enjoyment, let me say that cotton will not melt. It will burn, yes. But not melt. A good protective item to have between your dishes and the table.
But of course the best fire prevention is this item.
Gardening sometimes lends surprises, even to veteran gardeners. We rotate, fertilize, weed, use organic bug and fungus deterrents. We weed, water appropriately, watch for evidence of wildlife invasions and pray for a good year.
Here we have a dainty lil pumpkin plant that is currently yielding maybe 2 pumpkins, not visible in this photo at the current time. It’s only July though, right?
In contrast, this is our composting area. There is a corral under there and our extra fence, posts, planters and what-have-you. This is another pumpkin plant and was a volunteer. The mother-in-law tossed her old pumpkin there last fall and now we have this spralled-out monster with 16-inch leaves and what appears to be only flowers.
And they really are beautiful flowers.
But if you dig around, there are basketball-sized pumpkins in this great abyss. Gonna get my goat-roper boots out and pull some of these elusive beauties this evening. Can’t wait!!!
Mother brought me a project. She is very accomplished in hand embroidery and she thought this needed an extra addition in the form of a crocheted edge.
Enter me.(She doesn’t crochet.)
So I have a decision to make. I’ve narrowed down some edgings that I think might prove to be a pretty embellishment.
I’ll be using the same color, ivory, as I’ve started with. No color changes. The intention is a charming heirloom appearance. Number 75 is my current pick. But like Missouri weather, change could come at any minute.