Friday, December 16, 2011
Christmas Potholders In The Works
by Callie on Friday, December 16, 2011
This is how far my potholders have gotten.
The plan was to use up quilt scraps
and stash and make some gifts.
But, we aren't feeling too good and are fighting off colds or flu.
So, I didn't get very far with the sewing part
but I did look up a lot of potholder tutorials and along the way
found some very interesting history about
potholder Civil War quilts.
I never knew about Civil War pot holder quilts.
Who knew... not me.
Ohio Star - potholder quilt
I'll be looking at my potholders with a lot more respect.
I was going to start raking leaves today
but I didn't feel well and there was a lot of wind
and I didn't want to catch a tree branch.
Yesterday, Kristine said, "Mom, take a picture of Morgan!"
Well, I've never seen her lick the wall before.
Maybe she wants me to wash the wall?
My Favorite Quotations On Giving
16 - A compliment is a gift, not to be thrown away carelessly,
unless you want to hurt the giver.
15 - Bive every man your ear, but few thy voice.
Take each man's censure, but reserve thy judgment.
~ William Shakespeare
14 - The great art of giving consists in this:
the gift should cost very little and yet be greatly coveted,
so that it may be the more highly appreciated.
~ Baltasar Gracian
13 - All who joy would win must share it.
Happiness was born a Twin.
~ Lord Byron
12 - Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think.
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
11 -You try to give away what you want yourself.
~ Lois McMaster Bujold
10 - To give and not expect return, that is what lies at the heart of love.
~ Oscar Wilde
9 - It is normal to give away a little of one's life
in order not to lose it all.
~ Albert Camus
8 - For somehow, not only at Christmas, but all the long year through,
The joy that you give to others is the joy
that comes back to you.
~ John Greenleaf Whittier