Saturday, May 24, 2008

Tea Towel Swap

These are two tea towels for a swap on Fabric in Altered Arts. I signed up for the swap a couple of months ago but just couldn't decide what to make. I wanted it to be usable. So that eliminated any embellishments that weren't washable. Finally a few days ago I remembered that I had purchased towel fabric in Portland a few years ago. I had intended to make towels with machine embroidery but never got around to it. I found the fabric and then when searching for an inspiration I found the yellow and blue toille. The yellow was perfect. I machine appliqued on designs from the fabric and added vintage lace at the bottom. The tea towel is usable and washable. I hope to get them in the mail this morning to Cathy the swap hostess.

I finished my consulting project yesterday. The entire office went to lunch at the Landmark and wonderful restaurant in an old school house here in Mesa. Their salad bar is huge and filled with wonderful salads. It was great to be with my former co-workers but I'm looking forward to vacation and then some serious art projects. My goal is to have an Itsy store ready by the end of July.