January 11, 2013

Victorian Day of the Week Dishtowels

I'm either avoiding the Easy Street mystery quilt and any machine quilting lately (dusting the long arm)----or I'm having a lot of fun with the embroidery machine!   I think it's a little of both!

 I really am stitching on Easy street between thread changes at the embroidery machine---It's just a bit slow going as some thread changes are minutes apart. There were a lot of thread changes with these design. I used Isacord and Maderia threads.  These are those nice Aunt Martha towels I've mentioned before that come three in a pack that I buy at JoAnn Fabrics. You can just barely see the colored woven bands inside the folds of the toweling. Nice cotton weave.

Here are the latest set of dishtowels. The designs are Victorian looking objects from one of the many  talented digitizers at Oregon Patchworks.











7 comments:

onlymehere said...

Do you get your patterns online? I'm considering getting an embroidery machine after we get back on our feet from my husbands company liquidating (worked for Hostess and he just got a new job). I think I'll buy a used one. What type do you use? The towels are divine and I just love the whole idea of them!

Patrica said...

How do those Aunt Martha towels launder do you know? Your projects are really cute. I'm procrastinating on my Memories of Provence project too. Let's just get it done shall we?

Purple Pam said...

Another beautiful set of tea towels. The designs on this set are really nice. Lots of color and thread.

Please finish your Easy Street. I want to see a picture of it posted in your blog.

Bonnie said...

I love your towels. They remind me of the towels my grandmother and great aunt used to paint. Most of the ones I have have totally worn out. I'm going to look for the plain towels at JoAnns next time I go. I'm not sure what I would embroider on them but I'm sure I can find something to add to them!

You are doing better than I am on Easy Street. I'm a few steps behind! But, it's not a race and I'm doing a few every time I sit down to the sewing machine. It'll get done eventually.

clbalb said...

Cute mom.

Furry Friends Ranch said...

So pretty!!

Lindah said...

Very pretty. I'm so glad to find your blog again after the computer crash last year. I found you on a comment on Bonnie Hunter's blog.