Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Potholders remind me of my grandma


My friend Debbie at A Quilter's Table is an amazing quilter and she is also a great cook. She has been hosting Tuesday at the {Summer} Table for all of June and I have been collecting the recipes for my summer holidays. The last day for the link is Wednesday and since projects for the table are allowed, I decided to finish my potholders, which you see above.

Those potholders are a bit wonky and they have an old fashioned look to them - in part from the Katie Jump Rope Denyse Schmidt fabrics. They would have been right at home in my grandma's kitchen. She was a woman who could cook anything, always from scratch and while visiting, laughing and telling stories. Every visit to her house was filled with fun and great food. In between that, she taught me to knit, to embroider to her perfection standards and to sew. She also shared everything one could ever need to know about hockey and football, playing cards, shopping and camping.

So I am taking those potholders with me for the summer and I am going to try out as many of the delicious recipes linked up as I can, all the while remembering my grandma and having fun.

People were getting burns!

This group of oven mitts and potholder are the ones I made months and months ago for my kitchen here. Although they are an old project, we use them every day in our kitchen and they still work fine. They also remind me of my grandma's kitchen. She had those dishes (and I have some of them now), she had a radio like those on her shelf and I am even sure she gave me one of those view finder toys for a birthday or Christmas, as I had one as a child.

You have until the end of Wednesday to link up a recipe, table sewing project or story from your table for the month, but you can also visit there anytime, which I plan to do all summer. Thank you Debbie for hosting this series.

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  1. Very cute potholders. I need to make me some new ones for my kitchen. Makes working in the kitchen so much more fun! Good job,

  2. I love the potholders, Leanne! Katie Jump Rope is always a favorite. Your grandma sounds like my type of lady!

  3. They are certainly a reminder os 'summer past'

  4. Your potholders definitely have a great vintage feel!

  5. Lovely memories, and lovely makes x

  6. oh I love these and they remind me of MY grandma!! ;-) Your fabric choices are just perfect and so fun - I know you will enjoy using them this summer. Thanks much for sharing & linking at the {summer} table!

  7. Lovely potholders! The MM ones are fantastic:)

  8. I love all your oven mitts/ potholders, but alas, although I love to cook, I have a total thing about getting nice things messy, so just bog standard oven gloves for me (the flatmate likes to coat them in his dinner...)

    Enjoy your summer of cooking :o)

  9. You are blessed to have had such an influencial and creative woman in your life. Lovely to see you carrying on your Grandma's legacy. Jxo

  10. Love the bright colors of the potholders! And how nice that they remind you of your grandma. Enjoy using them!

  11. I love it! Your new potholders are so much fun, and your older Melody Miller set is way cute, too! I love all this fun stuff to sew up for the kitchen :-) Thanks for the inspiration!


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