Wednesday, June 04, 2014

A Rose, A Cake, and an Ass

Copy Cat Vintage Rose Potholder

I've seen several of these around blogland lately and wanted to make one, so here it is. I made this by looking at another one just like it HERE, and by trial and error, ripping it out when I didn't like how it looked. I haven't written anything down yet, but I may so I'll know what I did next time I want to make one. It turned out really pretty, I think, and I like how big (10 inches) and thick and squishy it is with the worsted yarn. Since it won't ever be used as a potholder, I did use acrylic yarn for the flower and leaves. The red is I Love This Yarn, the green is Vanna's, and the white is I Love This Cotton.

I think I want a yellow one, and maybe purple, or blue, or...

I made a delicious Oatmeal Cake yesterday.
It's really good. Can't wait for 3:00 Coffee today!

Oatmeal Cake

1 c. uncooked oatmeal (old-fashioned or quick-cooking)
1 ¼ c. boiling water
½ c. softened butter
1 c. sugar
1 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
1 ½ c. flour
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp. salt
1 tsp cinnamon

Stir oatmeal into boiling water.  Cover and set aside for 20 min.  Meanwhile, mix butter, sugars, vanilla and eggs till fluffy.  Fold into oatmeal.  Sift together flour, soda, salt and cinnamon.  Mix with oatmeal mixture.  Pour into greased and floured tube pan. Bake at 350 for 50-55 min.  Do not remove cake from pan.

¼ c. melted butter
½ c. brown sugar
3 T. half and half or milk
½ c. chopped nuts
1 c. flaked coconut

Mix frosting ingredients well and spread on hot cake.  Broil until light brown and bubbly.  Allow to cool slightly before removing from tube pan.  (Don’t flip it upside down.) Serve warm or cold.

Eli refused to look at me for a picture. Right after this picture, I was saying his name to get him to look at me, and he just got up and walked away. He's such an asshole. I still love him though, and he loves me too, he's just as ass. He can't help it.

Now I feel bad for calling him that. He's not always an ass. When he's by himself with no other dogs around, he's a sweetie (which is NEVER - ha).


  1. Hi Pammy Sue, your vintage pot holder is really pretty. The cake looks delish! It's a rainy day here in OH, I was debating about making something sweet....Have a great afternoon. Heather

  2. Adorable puppy! Love the potholder! I think you need every color in the rainbow! Recipe printing out..sounds delish.

  3. Oooh I really like your potholder Pammy. Good for you to figure out that pattern. mmm... cake! That looks so yummy. My little Norwich Terrier (Gracie Mae) has the same attitude as your Eli. She's an independent and stubborn little s--t! I love her for it :) Enjoy your coffee and cake. penny x

  4. What a fabulous pot holder Pammy Sue it's so pretty and definitely too nice to use as a pot holder, the cake looks yummy. :)

  5. Simply a stunning vintage potholder Pammy Sue! I hope you share the pattern. One of my first project was similar but not as pretty as yours.

  6. Hi Pammy Sue, I've long loved this particular potholder pattern, there is just something about it. It is just as lovely in acrylic as thread, you did a be,beautiful job on this. I'm inspired to make one, as I am a potholder groupie. Am I to late for a smigin of cake? Looks very good.

  7. Hi Pammy Sue, I've long loved this particular potholder pattern, there is just something about it. It is just as lovely in acrylic as thread, you did a be,beautiful job on this. I'm inspired to make one, as I am a potholder groupie. Am I to late for a smigin of cake? Looks very good.

  8. I've been thinking about making one of these potholders too and I'm so glad you said you made it from acrylic because you won't be using it as a potholder. I would hang it for decoration and I have been dreading making it all in cotton. I just don't really enjoy using it all that much. Yours came out really beautiful. I love the red with the springy green.

  9. Hi Pammy Sue,
    You are so funny!!poor Eli..LOL
    I love your potholder and red really catches the eye (I love red)
    I am drooling over your oatmeal cake, thank you for the recipe I am going to bake one this weekend. I will let you know how it turns out.
    Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

  10. I really love that pot holder and I think you should do a whole wall of them in different colors. I've seen people do a wall of vintage ones and I love it. I might do some with my new thread when it arrives. That cake looks divine.. you're amazing at the fancy cakes you make! Looks kind of hard! But I bet it's out of this world. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  11. Oh my gosh, I love the vintage rose pot holder! I want it!! I love them!!! I see them all over, and guess I need to make one too. The cake looks divine! And the ass...well, I am just glad it wasn't The Cap!!!
    I see I missed the two entries prior. I love the pottery side table for outside! I had to chuckle though, as I read on. Greg would NEVAH go to all of those places with me! I mean NEVAH!!! He would rather poke himself in the eye with a red hot poker!!! But I am glad you got to go shopping. I love bedding too! And I LOVE freshly washed sheets and blankets!!
    You are on a cooking roll. Loving it!
    XO Kris

  12. That cake looks yummy!!! I love that potholder pattern and have them all over my kitchen. I make it in all colors..whatever trips my trigger..when they get dirty or too soiled to use I just throw them out..

  13. I've been racking my brain trying to figure out what my next crochet project will be. Thanks for the inspiration! Cake looks yummy!

  14. Your potholder are exactly the colors I want in my kitchen . . white cabinets, green walls and red apples for accents/decorations.

    Nice job in figuring it out.

    And your Oatmeal Cake made me salivate . . . I haven't had one for such a long time and, all of a sudden, it looked DELICIOUS ! ! ! ! !

  15. Your pot holder is awesome! I love it. :)

    I don't think I have ever heard anyone call a dog and "ass" before..but I admit, it did crack me up when I saw his cute little photo and he was totally ignoring you. Too, funny. :)

    How's the knitting coming along?

    Wishing you an awesome day. :)

  16. You always make the best cakes/pies. Keep those recipes coming! Now that pot holder is a beaut. I could see it in a dozen colors.
    I pinned that white chicken chili recipe because it looks delicious and has no calories right?

  17. Love your potholder, and the cake looks so yummy, I think my Mom used to make something like that.

  18. Very pretty potholder ... love the rose in the middle. Eli is such a poser isn't he? From what you said, his behaviour is more like that of a cat. LOL with all the cooking you do, I don't know how you get the time to crochet !!! Have a good weekend. Its a public holiday here on Monday and my daughter and SIL are going away so I'll be home alone - might stay in bed and read - or not. xox

  19. Hi Pammy Sue,

    I must admit, I copied your oatmeal cake recipe. It looks so yummy, I just have to try it sometime.

    I, for one, will be waiting with bated breath for the directions to that potholder. It is stunning. The colors are perfect-the red is so red!!!

    Poor Eli. He just didn't want his picture taken. My Chloe is the same. She refuses to look at the camera at all. I think she thinks she's in trouble somehow.


  20. hey girl, that potholder is so vintage, and you did a wonderful job on it. I don't blame you for wanting more in different colors. I can remember my mil having one similar. Heaven only knows who ended up with it. I have a great recipe for oatmeal cake, passed down from my mother. It was always one of those recipes that never lasted long when it came out of the oven. It weighted a ton and filled you up. Sorry I haven't been around much. I should be in bed now, I have been up since 6am and it is now going on 12:30am.....I need to read your other postings, but will save that for this weekend. It is suppose to rain on Sunday and that would be a perfect time to catch up.
    Have a great weekend,
    Susanne :)

  21. What a beautiful potholder, fantastic! ♥ The cake looks really yummy, I like oatmeal a lot, thanks for the recipe :-). Have a sunny weekend!

  22. Anonymous6:33 PM

    Hi Pammy Sue!...I still love reading your blog! It's very entertaining! That cake is my favorite...been making it for at least 30 years!...mmmmm...delicious!... Thanks for the laughs!
    Kathy from Ravelry :)


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