Sunday, March 17, 2013

If New Potholders Can Make You Happy . . .

. . . I'll keep making them 'til the cows come home!

Got this sweet picture of beautiful K holding her new potholders (to replace the well-used, old Halloween ones she's been using for wa-a-a-y too long).  A set for Easter, spring and summer.

  Thanks for sending the picture, you wonderful, wacky lady!  Love you.

27 comments:

Sparkless said...

Who knew you were supposed to have special potholders for each season and holiday. Those potholders are lovely. But now I have to go get fresh ones for spring or I'll feel out of fashion.

Tombstone Livestock said...

Good job on the potholders!!!!!

Christina H. said...

Beautiful potholders! I love the size.

nancy said...

How cute, you could sell those on Etsy! Nancy@LittleHomesteadinBoise

Kathy said...

Nice!

Sparkless said...

That reminds me of the potholders my husbands mom used to make except her's always burned quickly because she used the wrong type of fabrics for them. We called them "made to burn, potholders". LOL!

Erin said...

Glad she sent the photo, they are gorgeous!

Mama Pea said...

Sparkless - That is funny about your MIL's potholders! "Here, use this potholder. It catches fire easily!"

Mama Pea said...

Tombstone Livestock - Thank you! They are always fun for me to make.

Mama Pea said...

Christina H. - Thank you! They actually look bigger in the picture than they are . . . they're 8" x 8" which seems like a good size to me. Thanks for commenting!

Mama Pea said...

Thanks, Nancy, but I don't think I could charge enough for them to make it worth my time and fabric. :o( I sure do enjoy making them though. I get to try out all kinds of old block patterns that I've maybe never done before.

Mama Pea said...

Kathy - Thank you very much! And thanks for commenting.

Mama Pea said...

Erin - I was really happy to see the photo, too. And thanks!

Katidids said...

Me thinks you've started something MP! Better start on the fall and Christmas set now!... How sweet of her to send the photo. The big grin on her face says it all

Stephanie said...

Beautiful!

Lisa said...

I LOVE your potholders! I especially like how each one is different and the color combinations you used are so pretty. She looks really happy!

The Weekend Homesteader said...

New potholders would definitely make me happy! They are beautiful.

tpals said...

I tend to save new potholders just because they're so pretty and fresh looking. Bright oranges, yellows and greens would be fun for summer.

Mama Pea said...

Katidids - This gal has gone through so much that would lay many of the rest of us flat, but she typically has that big grin on her face and has a chirky, upbeat attitude that is amazing. So I'll gladly make her all the potholders she can use!

Mama Pea said...

Stephanie - Thank you!

Mama Pea said...

Lisa - That's what's so fun about making them . . . the different old-fashioned quilting blocks I use and playing with colorful fabric . . . well, you know how that feels!! ;o}

Mama Pea said...

The Weekend Homesteader - Why is it that we let our potholders get so gosh-awful looking before we replace them? I guess we just think of them as "work horses" but it's so nice to have pretty things in the kitchen, don't you think? And mine are all washable so if you get some glop on them . . . just throw them in the washing machine!

Mama Pea said...

tpals - No, no, no, don't save them! Get 'em out and use your pretty ones. We all need more color and "pretty" in our everyday lives! You've got the right idea . . . oranges, yellows and greens ARE the colors of summer!

Susan said...

I have to say that my Official Mama Pea Potholders make me happy every time I use them. Which is almost every day!

Mama Pea said...

Susan - Mama Pea was pickled tink to make them for you!

Dirt Lover said...

Beautiful potholders! Love the picture of the happy new owner. You're just always brightening folks days, aren't you?????? What a gem you are. The world needs more people like you!
My sister and I went to a quilt show this past weekend, and I bought a potholder kit with some crazy chicken fabric. I just couldn't pass it up. Maybe tonight I'll get out my trusty Featherweight and sew them up. :)
~~Lori

Mama Pea said...

Lori - I'm blushing at the undeserved compliments! Garsh!

Okay, Quilting Lady, get busy on those crazy chicken potholders. I wanna see a picture of them!