I also tried modeling them. Please disregard the fact that my house needs a vacuuming.
I started a log cabin potholder over the weekend and will finish that up today. That's a shower gift.
The yarn is some vintage Phildar I got on eBay last year. 100% cotton. I went down a needle size and I'm going to crochet the two pieces together to prevent burns.
I finally started the apron last night. That's a pain in the butt. I hope to finish it tonight. Packing and wrapping tomorrow.