Minnie has been dining with the hens ever since she came to Bedlam Farm. At Old Bedlam Farm she used to sleep in the roosting boxes and when Winston the rooster was dying, she stayed by his side. I’ve always thought that she thinks she’s a chicken.
Last week I put up a picture of Minnie having breakfast with the hens. Often when I scatter the left overs for the chickens Minnie is right there eating with them. And our new Red Hen from the Gulleys Farm is always hanging around Minnie on the back porch.
When I first wrote the words, Minnie having breakfast with the hens, a picture other than the one I took came into my mind. I saw Minnie and the hens sitting around a table eating together. And I knew it wanted to be a potholder.
So today I got out my sketch pad and started making drawings for the potholder. Then I moved onto my sewing machine to see how what I had drawn would translate.
The photo on the top of the page is what I finally came up with. I did a few of them today and will make a few more tomorrow. I don’t know how many I’ll make in total, probably not more than 10 or so. I get tired of making them after a while. And they are all a little different of course, since each is it’s own drawing. After they’re sewn together, I’ll be selling them for $23 each + shipping.
I start each one by stitching Minnie first then come the hens then the table, chairs and the bowls are last.