|Our car was packed full! We borrowed the car-top storage|
and it was so full it almost wouldn't shut. Plus we all rode
with stuff on our laps. It takes a lot of stuff for 7 people to
camp for 2 nights!
|Before kids, The Hubs and I used to go back-country camping.|
I never would have thought we would have a tent this big. I
think this tent has more square footage than our first home.
|We saw a little wildlife - mostly birds.|
|This is what happened when my 8-year-old daughter got|
up close and personal with a goose. We had been on site less
than an hour - good times. My girl and the goose both made
a complete recovery.
I do want to go ahead with Make it Monday today because this project is in honor of my friend Barbara. A couple of weeks ago, Barbara and I were sitting together at a BMX race in Texas. Barbara asked me if I know how to make kitchen towels with a crocheted top. I hadn't thought about those towels in years. Growing up, we always had them buttoned onto our refrigerator handle. My Nanny (my maternal grandmother) made the towels all the time and gave them to my mom. I told Barbara that I didn't know how to make them but that I would do a little research and find out. Thinking about the towels sparked a feeling of nostalgia and I thought it would be fun to make a couple.
The next day, I got very sick with a migraine. Barbara and her family offered to stay at the races with my oldest son so he could finish his races and we could go ahead and get on the road to come home. (I am fortunate not to get such severe headaches very often, so I had not thought to pack my prescription migraine meds. I won't make that mistake again!) I knew right away (right away once my headache went away, that is) that I would make Barbara a couple of these towels to thank her for her kindness. I'm going to deliver them to her tomorrow and I hope she enjoys them!
This is how I made Barbara's towels:
|Start with a kitchen towel and cut it in half.|
|Fold the raw edge over about 1/4 ", then fold it over again |
and press it.
|I marked off 1/4" intervals across the folded edge. It doesn't have|
to be 1/4". You can choose any interval you want as long as
you are consistent across the towel.
On the wrong-side rows, I just worked a single crochet in each stitch across. I continued this way until I was down to 6 stitches across, again I had to fudge a little to come out with 6 stitches. I worked single crochets in each stitch on right-side and wrong-side rows until the strap portion was 4-4 1/2" long.
To make a buttonhole big enough to accommodate my 1" buttons, I made a single crochet in each of the first 2 stitches, then made 2 chain stitches, skipping the 2 single crochets in the middle of the strap, then made a single crochet in each of the last 2 stitches. I worked 3 more rows of single crochet stitches, then tied off. I like to work 1 row of single crochet around the edge, but that is just my preference.
Sew a button on the front, weave in the loose ends, and you're finished!
|Please ignore those fingerprints on my oven door!|
Barbara, thank you so much for all of your help. I hope you like your towels!
See you all tomorrow!