Several weeks ago . . .
a group of us girls attended the local Mennonite Relief Sale.
For some time we had been thinking that we would like to thank you for all your encouragement .
This blog has been such a blessing to the Girls that post the recipes. . .
we want to be a blessing to you as well.
It seemed to us . . .that in offering a small token in return for your kind comments . . .
it should be something that is reflective of the crafts that women within the Mennonite community have been making for years.
It would be nice to be able to say that we've been crocheting in the evenings. . .
once our kitchens are sparkling. . .
but we haven't been. . .although Julie is offering to teach us how.
We saw this booth at the sale. . .
with the Granny's from Culloden Church selling the wonderful things they've made all year. . .
and we spotted the pot holders, tea trivets and dish cloths. . .
we purchased them to give away through out the coming year.
I asked them if I could take their picture. . .
holding the things they've made .. .
and they smiled. . .
and I did too.
I often look at the set of potholders that my own Grandma made. She was a tiny little Grandma that sat on a little stool in the evenings either reading my Grandpa the Rhundshau or crocheting beside him as he read the Mennonite Newspaper to her.
I was amazed when searching online for crocheted pot holders that the vintage style has become popular once more. There are vintage crocheted pot holders for sale and many patterns available online to crochet for yourself.
On the first day of each month. . .
one number for each day. . .Monday to Saturday. . .will be put in a tea pot.
On the first day of the next month. . .the secret day will be pulled from the teapot. .
and we'll go back to that day's post. . and put all that day's commenter's names in a tea cup.
We'll pick a name. . .and . . . .
the winner will be announced on the sidebar at the top of the page.
Anyone but the contributors of this blog are eligible to win.
November's Pot Holder Giveaway will arrive in time for your Christmas Tea.
If your name is selected. . .you will be asked to email us with your name and address and we'll pop it in the mail the next day!
The emails and comments we receive each day has blessed us more than you could ever imagine. . . .and we just want to give something back.
On behalf of all us girls. . .
Have a wonderful day!