I had many fun little blessings while our Nevada daughter and some of the children were here last month. One very unexpected one came by way of something that Emily brought along. You can see a scan of it above -- yes, one of those woven potholders that kids make using that classic square loom. Just look at those vibrant colors and how carefully planned the design is. This potholder is made with the nicer cotton jersey loops, not those rather flimsy ones that are nylon or something. Emily brought this one for me, and one for Aunt Carrie. Carrie's is in cooler shades of blue and green and is also very pretty.
But the most fun for me is the why of Emily bringing along these handmade potholders. It was much more than just a thoughtful gift for her grandmother and aunt.
You see, the last few times we've visited Nevada, I've brought along a bunch of these crocheted scalloped potholders or hot mats to use as hostess gifts for people we stay with or families who invite us over for a meal. This has worked out very well. Sometimes my daughter has an idea as to the color of someone's kitchen or their favorite color, but pretty much every kitchen can utilize something like this for one purpose or another.
Scalloped Potholder. I will warn you, though, that making these, trying out different color combinations with the cotton yarn, is somewhat addictive.) Below are the two most recent I've completed:
But back to Emily. When she handed out her handmade potholders to Carrie and me, I was surprised and so blessed when Joanna explained, "She wanted to be like Grammy and bring potholders for a hostess gift." So sweet! I love it and just had to share that blessing with my readers!