Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Stitching For the Summer

Like many people gas prices are killing us, so my summer activities have needed to change. Instead of looking for outings away from home, I have decided to spend the summer in my garden reading books from our local library. One of the books I checked out was Sublime Stitching, and boy was I inspired. I decided I wanted to try to make a couple of pretty towels.
I love Anthropolgie dishtowels, but at $22 per towel they are a little out of the range of what I can justify for a purchase that doesn't offer a lot of purpose. I knew that my mom who is an estate sale junkie would have a couple of vintage towels that she would donate to me. I purchased $2.00 worth of embroidery thread and I was on my way.
I spent the next three days on the patio just stitching away. I have to admit I found it incredibly relaxing, and I knew I was addicted.
This book had so may cool projects and designs, but I can't wait to come up with some of my own designs.


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