Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Chain gang

The grandkids are learning to crochet, and they are all very proficient at making a chain.
They tied all their chains together and brought them up yesterday, so we wound them into this colorful - uh - thingy, objet d’art, masterpiece! When they left, I asked them didn't they want to take their chains, and they said, "No, you can use it for putting hot pots on the table!"

An hour with your grandchildren can make you feel young again. Anything longer than that, and you start to age quickly.
-Gene Perret

9 comments:

Motherkitty said...

Great picture and great idea to get the kids involved in this type of project. Now, grandma, you are going to have to keep this treasure forever and display it proudly. Cute grandkids and I loved the quote at the bottom.

doubleknot said...

Your uhg 'thingy' is a work of beauty in your grandchildrens eyes. Like motherkitty said you have to treasure it forever - which I know you will.
Great things about grandkids - they go home with mom and pop - I have said that before but am looking forward to helping take care of my room mates latest when it is born in a few months.

John Cowart said...

I really enjoyed reading about your geocashing adventures yesterday. I'd never heard of the sport before. It's certainly taken you to some beautiful places.

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

That's an awfully big hot pad...but I must say a treasure to keep.
The grandkids are lovely and they sure are good at making chains. That must have took a lot of chains or a very, very long one.

The saying at the bottom is so true...but I love having my grandchildren over.

jellyhead said...

I love your hot-pot mat! Things made by those we love are always precious.

I still have a lumpy pottery turtle my little brother made me when he was about 7 years old (I was a teen). I adore my funny turtle.

Great quote at the end, too! I bet you last longer than an hour, though!

susan said...

Okay, so if I am going to keep this, any ideas as to how to make it stay together, since it is just a long chain wound round and round on my dining table...

Motherkitty said...

You have to take a needle and thread and sew the chain together on the bottom, using maybe a blind stitch, and like when you're making a woven rag rug. That way you will have a solid pad instead of just a long chain. Good luck.

Alice said...

Just thinking about sewing it together - perhaps if you put lots of sticky tape (like masking tape) across it, you could turn it over and stitch it together without it falling apart. Remove the tape when finished. Certainly lots of stitching to do, but you can bet that it will be the first thing the children want to see when they come over again!

C said...

ADORABLE! :)