Thursday, September 16, 2010

Toweling ON.

Ever since finding doe-c-doe , I've taken quite a liking to embroidery. It hits me right in my rather retro sensibilities, I guess. So when I saw this book in the library I picked it up. It gives a pretty good play by play for a lot of different projects. I found a plain flour sack drying towel in our stash and decided to embellish it with the adorable apple on the front cover. But I didn't want to use fabric, so I just used the embrodery around the fabric.

The instructions said to trace the design on tissue paper. I figure there is probably fancy craft tissue paper, but I just used some from our impressive stash of gift tissue paper.
Cute, no?
Thankfully I still had a hoop left over from our front entry project. I fit the fabric in:

It took me about 2 hours to stitch. It was a little hard to decipher the stitch from a book description, but I think I got it. And if it's wrong...well, I guess I've never heard of the embroidery police, so I guess I'm ok. My stitches are probably terribly big, ala Laura Ingalls, but again. No embroidery police.
After I was done I carefully tore away the tissue paper...

And here's what I came up with! It was a fun little project. I did it all in one extra long naptime.

I like the way it looks on our island!


  1. And our twin-i-ness continues...I've been embroidering up a storm for some burp cloths for my sis. I use patterns that I iron on from Sublime Check it out!

  2. looks like fun! but I keep wondering how you are so PRODUCTIVE with a little one!


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