Making New Crochet Place Mats

As you all know it's been so hot this past week and I've been trying to not go out in the weather. Seems I get up early to do my errands or visit with people then I'm back in the house.
I have been keeping busy though.  Refinished my wine rack and after knitting two sweaters for my three grandsons, I had to put #3 down for a while.. it was starting to make me cross eyed.  So I picked up some crochet cotton and made some well needed place mats for my kitchen table.

 I love using  Handcrafter Cotton for dish towels or place mats, it washes so well. The place mats also save my crochet table cloth from spills and drips.

 The wine rack also has a new topper.

I know it's hot out so knitting and crocheting may sound like a hot thing to do but we are lucky enough to have central air conditioning and it's always comfortable in my house.
My next project is something I just fell in love with.  I found this bulky knit bed cover on Pinterest and now to go find the wide-thick yarn needed. How beautiful this will be draped over my bed comforter.  Wonder if I can keep the cats off it.. that is a joke to be sure!

 "Stay cool everyone"

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Cathy said...

Not only it's beautiful, it gives the home a comforting and inviting appearance too!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Your table is very pretty with the new placemats. I love crocheting and usually make lots of dishcloths for quick gifts. I also use handicraft cotton because it washes well and it is so much nicer to handle in warm weather!

Charlotte said...

Never too hot to crochet ;-) Looks like you have a crocheted tablecloth also. Keep cool and keep crocheting!

Anne said...

Oh I love your teapot, creamer and sugar pots. So beautiful. If you figure out what weight of wool is needed, please let me know cause I've wanted that throw ever since I first laid eyes on in on Pinterest last year.

I have to order wood online since we have no local suppliers of anything other than your typical stock items.

Have a fabulous week!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I love the cotton to crochet with. I love how it feels in my fingers!
I too have been crocheting in the hot afternoons, sipping tea and staying by the A/ passes the time for sure.
love your place mats. I just recently pulled out some very old ones I made years ago as a pretty new housewife... They're pine-apple patterned. I love them!


Pondside said...

You are so busy! I love the placemats with your blue pottery - they just go together so well.

Brandi said...

Your placemats are beautiful, Sandy! I've always wanted to learn to crochet. You've inspired me!

Eclectically Vintage said...

My 12 year old daughter takes crochet lessons. She'll have to teach me - I can't even sew a button! Gorgeous!

janejane said...

I just found your blog and have been looking at some of your older posts. I don't knit or crochet and I hope you realize how special your placements are. It looks like you're having fun.
Please tell your son I love, love the picture he sent you of the eagle in the military cemetery. Brought tears to my eyes.

SwedishCorner-DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Lovely looking bed cover - good luck with that project :) ...the cats will love it too ;)
Greetings from Australia♥

Susan said...

OH all the crocheting! I love to crochet myself, I am doing rugs. Susan

The Painted Garden said...

Hi Sandy,
So nice to meet you and thank you for your nice comments about my blog. Wow - your corcheted mats are beautiful and pratical as well - you certainly have a gift.
Have a wonderful day.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

These are wonderful! and I love that Pinterest inspiration, that will be amazing! thanks so much for linking up to Vintage Inspiration!

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