Sunday, August 21, 2011

Fall Tea Towels

Veteran's Day Towel

Halloween Towel

Turkey Towel

I recently purchased a Holiday Tea Towel Collection of embroidery designs by Anita Goodesign.  I did the embroidery on my Janome 11000.  The designs are made to resemble hand embroidery and I'm pleased with the results.  I searched for plain white tea towels but couldn't find any locally.  So I decided to make my own.  I purchased white cotton fabric at JoAnn's, cut them out, hemmed the edges, and added decorative fabric at the bottom of each towel.  These will be included in fall baskets for three of my friends. 

I haven't blogged much lately.  My days are spent driving my DH to physical therapy and doctor appointments as he recovers from knee replacement revision surgery.  He's hoping to be released to drive in two weeks.  He is recovering nicely from surgery this time.

We did see THE HELP last week.  I loved the book and was equally impressed with the movie. 

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

"Z" end of the Alphabet Quiltie Swap

This is the end of the Alphabet Quiltie Swap on Fabric in Altered Arts 2 Yahoo Group.  Penny has been an excellent hostess.  She kept us organized and supplied a few themed letters along the way.  Thank you Penny.
This quiltie is made from a panel I purchased a few years ago.  I embellished it with sparkling leaves, black beads, and a button cover.  I did a little hand quilting around the zebra and the tree trunk.  It will go in the mail this week to Penny.