Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Still here!

Yeah, I've been kind of lazy with the blogging these last couple of weeks, but I wasn't just sitting around doing nothing. (Okay, well, not the whole time.)  For the past few days I've actually been working furiously trying to get my potholders in for this 2011 Potholder Swap.

I honestly wasn't sure I would be able to make it.  I kept going back and forth about which pattern to choose and then I spent a few days trying to decide about whether it was worth all the trouble it would take me, then once I'd decided it was worth the trouble I spent a bit more time trying to decide whether I could actually pull it off or not now that I'd waited until the absolute last possible moment to even start. Ha!

So here's my little lovelies...
(The colors are a bit off here, they're not quite so glaring in real life.)
Potholder Swap 2011

And here's the back side...
Potholder Swap 2011(back side)

So now I just have to hope and pray that they get there on time, and that the fact that the postage lady absolutely refused to put any more postage on my return envelope than the $3.26 that she says is the absolute limit for first class mail doesn't somehow disqualify me for this swap, because now that I've worked on these suckers until my fingers literally bled, I'm really excited about seeing what comes back to me.  Some of the pictures that have been sent in to the Flickr and Ravelry groups are so stunning that I'm just drooling to get my hands on some of them.

I'm also somewhat obsessed with making some more potholders.
Once my fingers heal and come unclawed from the furious crochet fest.

Here's a close up picture of my favorite one.
Notice the fancy-schmancy tags that my husband helped me make.
(Okay well he didn't so much "help me" make them as much as he just went ahead and did the whole thing.)

Potholder Swap 2011

Thanks to everyone who left a comment on my last post.  Ya'll are all so sweet!
I had to postpone that tapestry crochet project to get these potholders done, but I will reveal that one as soon as I can.

(To find out what yarns and patterns I used click on the picture which should take you to my flickr.)



Lonestarcasie said...

I WANT POTHOLDERS! Those are soooo cute.

SewLovedByYou said...

Those are beautiful and absolutely amazing! I love the colors.

renee said...

Thank you, ladies! I was trying really hard to pick color combinations that were unique and contrasting, but that still looked good together.

Apples and Pears said...

Hi Renee! I was just thinking about you last night and hoping things were ok. Wow! Those potholders are really, really pretty.....too good to use in fact! You have done a fabulous job xx

The Gingerbread Lady said...

They're very pretty - and very professional-looking! Wow!
I love the colours, they'll really brighten up any kitchen.

Just a Girl said...

I really love those potholders!! They are so beautiful, anyone should be proud to display those in their kitchen. :)

Anonymous said...

Hey there Renee - thank you for stopping by Sewing Daisies the other day, I love being introduced to new blogs;

Your's is fantastic!!!


Anonymous said...

Love ur potholders! You made me want to crochet some ;)

Pam said...

Rushed or not, these are beautiful! You did a wonderful job on them.

Yarny Days said...

They are ALL so beautiful! What neat work.