Hi there! How is your weekend going? I am enjoying some crochet time today. Dayle is burning debris in the burn pile and doing some pasture mowing. Travis is working on adding a new trailer hitch to Kristi's VW bus, Kristi is looking through a goat stall for something they stored in the barn and the boys are running around checking on everyone and watching the fire. :-) SO.. Pammy Sue came up with a pattern for a hot pad and asked Betsy and I to test it. I'm pretty slow, but I finished today. I used all KnitPicks cotton. Click on her name above and you can get the pattern.
Pammy Sue made hers with a red flower and white background and I really like it. But I didn't have any red yarn at hand, so I used lavender.
My first rose I messed up on and I was using a coral color yarn, so I will attach it to a hat or make it into a pin. I had 8 petals of the 1st and 2nd row, but only ended up with 7 on the last row which laid the foundation - so I had to make sure to end up with 8 petals on my 2nd one. :-)
This pot holder or hot pad turned out quite large!
The back is plain, but I like the pattern of the spaces.
I got this little fake but realistic bird's nest not long ago and bought 3 fake painted wood bird eggs for it.. and I had it on the picnic table on the deck.. and some critter stole them, I guess hoping to have them for dinner. I doubt they will taste good. But Kristi and the boys found a real bird egg that fell out of a nest, so I put that in the nest and stuck it in a copper lantern my daughter Amy gave me as a gift years ago.
I think it's a sparrow egg.
The boys just came in and brought me some flowers.. how cute is that?
Tomorrow is Father's Day - we're going to BBQ ribs and I'm going to make macaroni salad and baked beans.. Kristi is making a zucchini cake with cream cheese frosting. Can't wait! What are you up to this weekend? I hope you're doing what you want and enjoying your life. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)