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!
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
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).