Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas Potholders In The Works

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?

No eggs.


December Quotes
My Favorite Quotations On Giving


16 - A compliment is a gift, not to be thrown away carelessly,
unless you want to hurt the giver.
~Eleanor Hamilton

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


Sharon said...

It's so easy to get side tracked, isn't it? ;-)

Bee Lady said...

Hi Callie,

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. I hope to sit own and look through your blog when I have more time. I have a book on Civil War Quilts. I got it at the fabric store a few years ago. Have you seen it? I had a vision of making a MIL finished it for me. Potholders are more up my alley. I hope you get to feeling better soon.

Cindy Bee

LindaG said...

We have 2 boys with colds.
I am sure your potholders will be well received no matter when they arrive. Take care of yourselves!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

We've been getting a few eggs, but it's totally random.

I had to come over, because when our chickens get on the back porch, my 2 year old twins start yelling "CHICKENS ON THE PORCH, CHICKENS ON THE PORCH!" So I wanted to check out your blog ;-)

JoyceAnn said...

Hi Calllie ~ Hope you're feeling better. Can't wait to see your potholders , bet they'll be beautiful.
My chickens have been molting , so we haven't been getting many eggs either. I had one hen that didn't molt , so we get an egg every other day from her. All the girls are getting older , really need to get a few new hens.

Blessings , JoyceAnn