Sunday, March 29, 2009

Sincere Flattery

There was no way this weekend was going to go like my "to do" list said it would.... garden finished, floors done, typing done, pantry cleaned out, fridge cleaned out, and a few towels appliqued. I decided to settle for a clean bathroom, floors done in tandem with Karen (she vacc'd, I mopped/dried).... From there I enjoyed a quick visit from Laurie and Jason...and got my typing done....

The dishes meanwhile, were fruitful and multiplied.... So the dishes got done, and done, and done.

I opened the door to the pantry to clean it out, and just repeated my action from earlier this week. I backed away slowly and got over it. Same with the fridge.

But....

I did get to make a few towels! The saying goes "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery." Last year, Yvette gave me some Oh. Sew. Cute. towels for my birthday.... and I decided to make some for gifts this year...

This is how my stitching will look someday..... Yvette's is just perfect!













And here are the two sets I made today!















(Yep, forgot to reverse the pattern!) I fused both sets and stitched one, and have one more to stitch out and I'll have two sets for gifts. Yay! I made one goof on the stitching, too, but I'm not going to dwell on it! Perfection was not the goal! I'm getting better at the applique, and I'm enjoying it. That's all that matters!













Monday looms..... Night night all!

:)

5 comments:

Yvette said...

Sew cute!!!!

You did a great job!

Karene said...

Very, very cute !!! I knew you'd love applique !

QUILTILNLG IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Hi Joy--this is the first time I have visited your site. The towels are lovely--I also love to applique, along with quilting, ect. Enjoyed the beautiful bird pictures and your blogs on healthy food choices and making homemade vs boughten--so I will be back to read and to visit. Have a great day--Just, Di in NY

Jacque said...

Those are the cutest towels!! You do awesome work, ya know? I wanna be just like you!! (I AM trying to learn on my wonderful new machine!)
Those are neat!

Carol said...

The towels look very pretty. You did your own thing with them and that is a good thing :)