Friday, March 04, 2011

I Give Up...

When I first discovered some of my favorite blogs, I fell in love with a couple in particular. One of my favorites is Crochet by the Sea. It not only has lovely photo's and uplifting posts, but she always makes me feel like I'm coming to my dream home. There's one things though, that has captured my attention ever since I first started visiting her blog, and that is a thread crocheted dress potholder. I remember my grandmother having a set of these hanging in her kitchen, and I just loved them! I always wished I was small enough to fit into them because they were so pretty and dainty looking. I was sure I would be a princess if only I could wear one of those dresses.

I don't know what happened to those dainty little potholders from my grandmothers kitchen, if I knew who got them, I would beg on my knees for just one of those treasures. So I thought the next best thing would be for me to make one for myself. Sounds easy, doesn't it? Well, it ISN'T!

I have used every search engine I can think of, I've used every possible wording I can imagine for what those dresses would be called, and I have had no luck. I guess I will have to give up my dream, and that makes me very sad. If it weren't for the baby things that my family have asked me to make for the new babies that are on their way, I wouldn't even be picking up my hooks, that's how disheartening this is for me.

If you'd care to see the thread dress potholder I'm talking about, visit Faith at Crochet by the Sea. You'll have to scroll down the page but the photo is on the left side of the page. Oh yeah, for a special treat, make sure your speakers are turned on so you can hear the lovely wind chimes!

I wish you a happy day, filled with blessing and love!

8 comments:

Cris said...

I went to google and typed in "thread dress potholder crochet" and got a few hits. Here is a link to one of them

http://members.optusnet.com.au/we2/dresspotholder.html

Faith said...

What a sweet post..thank you. Why didn't you ask me for the pattern? I have one....email me, and I will send it to you.. Thank you for all your heartfelt comments. Have a great day. I don't want you to be sad....c'mon....email me....and I'll dig up that pattern.

Faith said...

http://crochet.theshoppe.com/dresspotholder.html

Look here for the little drss....
I have a pattern to....let me know

Stitchy Mc Floss said...
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Stitchy Mc Floss said...

I see that Faith was so sweet and sent you the link to make your own pot holder dress. So very kind.

You may not want this, but I found a lovely dress pot holder on this site, just click on the photo and the pot holder is at the top right.

Blessings always. :)

http://www.bellacrochet.com/index.php?main_page=document_product_info&cPath=3&products_id=12&zenid=044sb6s7o1pu5u91n795pvj0l1

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Just wanted to leave you with her blog site, too. I love her work.

http://bellacrochet.blogspot.com/


Blessings always :)

Faith said...

Bella crochet does beautiful work indeed. That is where I got the pattern for the cottage on my header, you purchase the pattern book for all the lovely potholders..she has some real beauties in there, be sure to check it out.. Grandmas Favorites Potholders..I think they are called...really pretty stuff

Faith said...

Just poppin in to see what is going on here...you moving that hook? making potholders....thank you stoppin at my place and leaving such a sweet comment. hope all is ok with you....looking forward to see the product of the hook and yarn..