While searching for something to do in my (huge) unfinished projects pile I came to this potholder I bought a long time ago with the intention of embroidering something on it and then give it as a gift.
Since I wasn't in the mood for anything else and cross stitch or crochet are the only crafts I'm able to carry out while watching the kids, I decided to go ahead and finish it for myself.
I rarely change the decorations in my house according to seasons (except on Christmas) but I opened an exception and went looking for a fall design. I ended up settling for this one (top left corner):
Although it looks fall-ish it is still bright enough to cheer the dark stone wall above my kitchen counter:
(it looks kind of lonely hanging in there, though, so I may be adding a kitchen towel or another potholder with the same design - if I can find the time).
I didn't make the potholder itself, just added the cross stitch, but looking at the pictures now it does not seem very hard to replicate, so maybe one of these days I will try to do that as well.
Anyway, the cross stitch is small and easy enough that you can finish it in a rainy afternoon and is a great addition to any kitchen. In case you are interested in the pattern, I scanned it and you can download it here.