Thursday, November 6, 2008


Do you remember my patchwork blocks? it was a few weeks back, I finally finish the project I had for it. I decided to make Trivets (hot pads) with them. They are somehow special because of the name "Trivet" this has been one of the most difficult words I have learn. It took me three good years to get it, can you believe it.? English is a fascinating language I am always learning something new. I know I am not perfect but I try everyday. The thing is that my DH does not speak any Spanish therefore, all our communication is in English. To me it is great, because since we got married my vocabulary has increased substantially and I am more fluent. I do not have the same college vocabulary now, even though I could say I am dealing with very basic 17 month old and 3 year old vocabulary mixed with Spanish. Yes, the girls are learning Spanish too, and some Japanese here and there (Daddy speaks Japanese).

Well, I went off topic, here are the Trivets I made they are two sizes and I made them with a pocket so I could add cork tiles and add more protection. I also made some coasters. I am going to give one set of trivets and the coasters to a newly wed couple.

Recuerdan mis bloques de patchwork? fue hace algunas semanas, bueno pues finalmentelos termine. Decidi hacer unos acolchados para poner ollas calientes. ellos representan algo especial pues en ingles se llaman hotpads o trivets y esta ultima palabra me costo muchi tiempo aprendermela. el Ingles es un idioma facinante pero siento que nunca lo terminare de aprender.

Bueno a lo que iba ice cuatro dos de un tamano y dos de otro, los hice como si fueran un sobre para que en medio se guardara una pieza de corcho para agregar mayor proteccion. tambien hice unos portavasos para regalar junto con un set the trivets.

Happy sewing


Odette said...

Hola Erika, que buena idea has tenido, muy originales, me gustaron mucho , te molesta si te copio la idea? jajaja.
De verdad muy bonitos, las telas que tienes me encantan.
Cariños Odette

MissyMack said...

Hi Erika, I love your trivets- they look great, and what a wonderful idea!

SewAmy said...

just found your blog. love your trivets. The fabric is beautiful.

Lavinia said...

Hola Erika! me encantan!! Me ha parecido buenisima la idea del corcho. Hermosos coasters!!