Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Little Tea Towels

Do you like to embroider? I'm been enjoying this little craft since I was a little girl. I know some of you probably do machine embroidery, but I just don't think I would get the same satisfaction as putting the hoop over the fabric and making every little stitch by hand.


I just recently finished a set of sweet little tea towels and thought I would share them with you! Aren't they cute?






As cute as they are, somehow the tea towels just didn't look finished! Oh woe is me! Alas! I have an idea! I'll put on a little edge trimming. So I dig through my fabrics and find a red and a green check.
Which one should I choose? Hummmmm....

I decided to go with the red checks and I love how this looks!


Isn't this so much better? Now these little kitchen tea towels will be proud to be hanging around in the kitchen, don't cha think?
Now I will leave you with a little Note Song~
Silver Threads and Golden Needles cannot mend this heart of mine
And I'll never drown my sorrow in the warm glow of your wine
You can't by my love with money for I never was that kind
Silver threads and golden needles cannot mend this heart of mine.
~ Reynolds/Rhodes

32 comments:

  1. Shelia, they came out so adorable! I have NO talent with any kind of girlie hobby. I don't have the patience for it anyway!

    Justine :o )

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  2. Good morning, sheila, Goodness you were up early this morning! I just love your tea rowels, and yes the red added the special touch. By the way, I adore your blog and the way you incorporate song. So inventive and personalized. Very sweet blog! God bless you, dear!
    Carolyn

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  3. Those are so adorable. I love handmade needle works. I tend to do my cross stitching than embroidery but I think it is a beautiful dying art.

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  4. Welcome to blog land. I just found your blog and have really enjoyed my visit.
    Your towels are so cute, as is the rest of your posts.
    I'll be back for another visit soon.

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  5. Sheila, I wish i could explain why your comments line is so low. Mine jsut automatically ges right below mine. I notice that on both your posts the line is lower below. I imagine jsut keep posting and be very careful not to enter anylines at the end of your post. The site management just works automatically to my knowledge. Folks are definiely finding your comment line so I wouldnt be too concerned for now. Just keep posting! We all love your blog!!

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  6. Those are just adorable. Great job. I love them.

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  7. OH! I wish I could do that! But alas I cannot even hem clothing!

    They do look lovely!

    Raquel

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  8. Hi again, Sheila -
    Your towels are just wonderful. You did such a nice job and they were great. Then I saw the fabric you added at the bottom and I thought they were fabulous. Who would have guessed that it would make such a big difference. You are talented and I'm loving seeing bits and pieces of your life.
    ~Adrienne~

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  9. Everyting looks so pretty; great talent to be able to do that..

    thanks for vising the house in the roses

    cielo

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  10. Welcome to blogging! I love embroidering but I am not very good at it. I haven't had much practice, but I think it will be a hobby I will start into over the next few years, now that my children are growing and I am ready for some new hobbies!

    Beautiful towels!

    Happy Fourth!

    Blessings,
    Melissa

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  11. Hi Shelia :)

    Those tea towels are precious!! I wish I could make things like that :)

    hugs,
    rue

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  12. Hey sweet Sheila.. I believe we're on first name basis now aren't we?? :-) I love embrodiered tea towels.. all of the hard work that goes into them and the beauty and enjoyment when finished is worth a billion bucks.. I love the checked gingham you added.. truly spiced it up.. My Betty and Aunt Nancy did some for me a few years ago and I truly treasure them.. Now they are on just plain muslim.. what fun to do some now and put them on a check.. would work great in my French Country Kitchen don't ya think??? A short story to share. When we lived at the lake many years ago the winter was long and hard.. we were without lights for over 14 days.. spent the bulk of that time playing card games with my daughter and teaching her how to embrodier.. she is a whiz bang at it.. loves cross stitch as well.. but is into scrapbooking now HUGE !!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful handwork..
    hugs ~ lynne ~

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  13. Those are so cute and summery! I have done a little bit of embroidery. I enjoy it and should make more time for it. I usually pick up a book instead!

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  14. I love the colors you put with it. And hand embroidery is wonderful. I learned it years ago. But now I have such arthritis from various surgeries that I haven't embroidered in some time. But I cherish what I already have made. Makes me itch to take another stab at it!
    Brenda

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  15. I love the colors you put with it. And hand embroidery is wonderful. I learned it years ago. But now I have such arthritis from various surgeries that I haven't embroidered in some time. But I cherish what I already have made. Makes me itch to take another stab at it!
    Brenda

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  16. I use to embroidery a lot. I even did my jeans..I did a pair of my neices 3 years ago. I guess what is old is new! Kathy

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  17. A friend of mine in Ky. sent me a piece she called chicken scratch. It is done on ginham material. It realy is pretty. Kathy

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  18. Sheila, they are just adorable!! I love them....the red gingham was the perfect finish...
    Penny

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  19. I LOVE them! So cute! And I'm absolutely enamored with Chloe Dawn. :) What a sweetie!

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  20. Sheila...Thanks so much for telling me how to add my fav blogs...LOL...Hey doing the slide show is easy...Just go to www.photobucket.coma and you can download pics there and it will tranfer your slideshow to your blog... LOL...I like doing this much better than RMS...People on there can be so meaaannnn... I like positive attitudes...LOL.. not negative and mean.. But I love your blog and your embroidery...totally cute.. well toodles and god bless.. Monta

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  21. Hey sheila... I messed up on my message..LOL.. It's www.photobucket.com ... not coma...LOL.. it's been a loooong day.. anyways night.. :))

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  22. Oh my goodness, these are GORGEOUS!! I loved them before, but after seeing them with the trim added, well that totally pushed me over the edge from like to love! You did a wonderful job sweetie. I would love to learn how to do what you do, and I am determinded to learn too! I hope you are having a really lovely week Shelia!
    Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

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  23. WOW Mom! Things look great. I love the sun-porch. It looks fab. I also need you to make me some more of those lovely tea towels :) I love the rooster lamp - what a find.
    Luv ya bunches!

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  24. I love to do cross stitch and have some beautiful embroidery my sister has done for me. I agree that it's much more satisfying to do it by hand and not by machine. I learned to do machine embroidery years ago and it wasn't near as much fun as this! Love the creativity to edge them also. Great work!

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  25. Now how cute are you tea towels. I just love the colors. I love to embroidery too, by hand. It is so relaxing to me to sit with hoop in hand and a cup of tea. hope you have a great weekend.

    Hugs;
    Alaura

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  26. oh I love your towels...love them...tell me, are those Terrycloth towels....how many strands do you do with those?
    Oh I just love the look and I am having a delightful evening browsing your blog...it seems like a very welcoming place to be
    Deby
    Thank you for visiting my blog today !!!

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  27. I love to embroider and cross-stitch! Can you tell us about the fabric of the actual towels? Since it is not cross-stitch fabric, do you just eyeball the pattern, working from the center as always, or did you sketch it on?
    Maybe you could post the patterns, if they aren't copywritten or something.
    I am really enjoying your blog!

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  28. I think the space between the post and the Comments is so long because you may have hit Return too many times. Go back to Edit the post and see if there are a lot of blank lines under your last sentence. If there are, just highlight and delete.

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  29. The tea towels truned out great. You did a wonderful job!

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  30. These are so lovely! Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  31. Hi Sheila
    The towels are lovely. I have enjoyed cross stitching but having done that for a few years, now I want to make some pretty towels like yours. Can you share the patterns with us.

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