Saturday, July 13, 2013

Potholder Love

I have a lot of odd jobs at my church.  All of them are volunteer and I like to do things that have a short lifespan.  I really don't like working on committees and try to avoid them when possible.

One of my latest little jobs has been to help in clearing out the cabinets and drawers in the church kitchen to prepare for some painting and remodeling.  This occurred last week.  The painting was completed on Thurs, so Friday we began to wash out the cabinets and drawers and begin to return everything to its rightful place.  One drawer was chockful of potholders.  I don't know about your church, but ours has kind of abandoned cooking big church dinners and we have one or two potlucks a year with the meat prepared in Nescos or even catered in. Nobody wants to cook anymore.

So I sorted through all the potholders and brought home about a dozen.  I washed them and want to show them to you .

This one is a crocheted strawberry.  It looks like it has hardly ever been used.  It must really be designed to be a trivet, because for sure you would poke your finger thru one of those holes and burn your finger.

The rest are vintage.  When I saw these, I fell in love with the fabric.  I was hoping when I washed them the spots, etc. would improve, but unfortunately they have been well used and are scorched and stained.  I wanted to take them apart and use the fabric in some future quilty adventure, but I guess I will leave them as is.

The back of the white one has teapots and oil lamps while the front...

has a clown.  How funny.

Do you have any fun potholders?  If so, I would love to see them.


  1. Our church doesn't do fundraiser dinners anymore. Due to health regulations we would have to have the kitchen inspected by OSHA and workers would need a food handler's permit. So our dinners are potluck now--prepared at home and kept warm in the church ovens. We have a drawer of scorched, faded potholders. Nothing as pretty as that strawberry!

  2. I'm one of those that falls into that "doesn't cook anymore" catagory... What this means is, if I had potholders to show you, I would! I enjoyed seeing yours though!!!

  3. wow! that crochet pot holder is so awesome.