Thank you, Krista, for making my first potholder swap so much fun! I had a great time and I really love my potholders. If my OVEN WAS WORKING, grrrr, I would actually contemplate using them. (Long story- used the self-clean feature for the first time and now the entire oven and digital display is DEAD. Not happy, nope, not at all. Samsung appliances? I won't ever buy them again. This is the 4th problem we've had with our less than 2 year old appliances and 2 of them were in the first week!)
Here's whatI sent my partner-hopefully she'll like it. 2 wonky potholders, some Pez fabric and a condiment wallet. I also jazzed up a note card to match.
I had fun making them, this was my first wonky star and I think it turned out great. I learned how to make this star from my friend Pamela, who has a great shop on Etsy. She's another super talented lady and is very generous with her knowledge, which I so appreciate.
We had company come for the weekend so I've been busy cleaning house and then having fun with Jennifer and Charles. The boys fished every day, all day, leaving us to our own devices, which was wonderful. We cooked, ate, drank, watched movies, visited, laughed, ripped paper off my string blocks, sat in the sun, and just generally had a great time. Oh, we sneaked in a visit to my mother, the Mumster, too. That was good, she just loves Jennifer (it's mutual) and she considers her a daughter, because Jen "gets" her. Mum is 89 but doesn't look it or act it.
No photos of us, though, because we were too busy chillin'. :) It was a great weekend and we capped it off with little grown-up Easter baskets (cute Rubbermaid containers) at breakfast (I can't believe we didn't photograph them, the table looked fun) with chocolates, toys, notepad, fishing lures, gummy worms, Swedish fish, etc. They were a hit! I hated to see them leave, but Charles and Jennifer both have to be at work tomorrow, darn it. They're the best, easiest company, too. SO helpful and fun. We just LOVE them. Travel safe, you two!