Thursday, August 18, 2011

Been Sew Busy

Hello, Dear Ones! Well, since HOTH - Roosters and Chickens Party, I've been sew busy! I showed you my giveaway that I made ~ the Rooster pillow and then the little tea towels! You can see them HERE if you'd like.


Well, I decided that I needed a couple of these little tea towels for myself. So, I continued to sew! :)

Thought I would share this since I was asked why is a tea towel called a tea towel:

A tea towel is a cloth which is intended for the specific use of drying dishes and cutlery after they have been washed. In addition, clean tea towels may be spread over a tea tray beforetea things are put onto it, or used to cover warm scones or a tea pot to prevent heat loss.
Not to brag on myself or anything, but isn't this just the sweetest little tea towel? I love the fabric with the outlined Roosters! Sew cute.



And the ruffles! I love these over the top ruffles. Sew cute! Now I thought I'd be a little lazy and not sew and turn my ruffles like I did for my giveaway towels. I don't have a serger machine so I just used a zigzag stitch for the hems. Looks pretty good but took me 3 times as long! Well, my tiny talented fingers messed up that time. But I had started zigzagging sew I just continued!



Well, it was time to set up a vignette with my sew sweet tea towels! I'm sew talented like this you know! :) I'm teasing...sort of! :)




Ta Dah!!

Oh, this time of the year is when these most delicious Rainier cherries are in season. I love them! They are so sweet and yummy! Of course the blueberries are very delicious this year too!

Here's a little artsy snap for you! A little glass filled with cherry! :) Get it? Cherry - Sherry! Am I good or what! :)



Oh, and I cannot leave out the Mr. & Mrs. Charming pair, aren't they and so elegant! I was blessed with these two a few years ago from a sweet blogging friend.



There you have it! My sew sweet little Rooster tea towel vignette. Now if you'll excuse me, I'll eat my fruit.














Be a bunch of sweeties,

Shelia ;)



I'll leave you with a little Note Song~



A Hard Day's Night


It's been a hard day's night, and I've been working like a dog
It's been a hard day's night, I should be sleeping like a log
But when I get home to you I find the things that you do
Will make me feel alright

You know I work all day to get you money to buy you things
And it's worth it just to hear you say you're gonna give me everything
So why on earth should I moan, 'cause when I get you alone
You know I feel okay
When I'm home everything seems to be right
When I'm home feeling you holding me tight,tight,yeah
It's been a hard day's night, and I've been working like a dog
It's been a hard day's night, I should be sleeping like a log
But when I get home to you I find the things that you do
Will make me feel alright


So why on earth should I moan, 'cause when I get you alone
You know I feel okay
When I'm home everything seems to be right
When I'm home feeling you holding me tight,all through the night,yeah

It's been a hard day's night, and I've been working like a dog
It's been a hard day's night, I should be sleeping like a log
But when I get home to you I find the things that you do
Will make me feel alright
You know I feel alright
You know I feel alright...



~ sung by The Beatles

53 comments:

  1. Those are so cute..love the ruffles! Cute roo and hen too. You are a talented lady for sure! :D

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  2. Yes you should brag on yourself, because it is the cutest little tea towel I have ever seen!

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  3. They really are very cute and would spruce up any kitchen. Hugs, Deb=^..^=x4

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  4. Very pretty and very cute, Shelia, but I want some of those cherries!...Christine

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  5. well thats just as purdy as it can be and goes perfectly with mr n mrs roo..

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  6. Awwww - love that fabric too. I love the two coordinating fabrics also. These are just sew darn cute! :)

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  7. Ahh so very cute Sheila!
    You are a talented gal!
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  8. Yes, Yes... They are cute and you are talented!
    Just kinda sad I didn't win those... sniff

    On a brighter side... let's talk about ME!
    I have a new bloggy header, I KNOW... it's about TIME :P

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    Home of the Wednesday Bunny Hop Party!

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  9. You better give those delicate little fingers a rest for a bit!! Your little towels are sweet, ruffles especially!!

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  10. Everything is adorable, Shelia, I want those towels, so cute! Alright...just send me the cherries! Lots of hugs, FABBY

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  11. I love the new teatowels and the sweet fabric you chose! A really cute vignette with your chickens and cherries. You are so clever!

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  12. Hi Shelia,
    Your little tea towels are soo cute. You did a great job on them. Love your little vignette.

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  13. Those towels are just adorable!

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  14. I just love that material and I so loved being a part of the party!

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  15. I love the cute towels, show so much love and creativity. I am being featured on Pink Sat. so be sure and check me out. Thanks, Richard at My Old Historic House.

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  16. Hi Shelia,
    You are indeed "sew" talented. I love your sweet little tea towels and the vingette that you've created. Love your counter tops too.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  17. You've found such cute fabric and done such a good job! I can't wait to get back to sewing! ♥♥ I took the summer off! ♥♥

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  18. Hi Shelia
    Yes, I have heard of it. It is an infection from the bite or scratch from a cat. There is a bacteria that causes swelling and soreness and if the person bit has a weak immune system they may have swollen lymph nodes. Antibiotics are prescribed in this case. Most people who are healthy will not have any symptoms other than a sore spot. "Bad kitty".....probably needs a little training. The best way to train a cat to not bite is to never play with it with your hands or feet and always have some kind of toy for it to bite and chew on. If the cat was being aggressive then she should get some help with changing its' behaviour. Wish her luck for me.

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  19. Oh Shelia,
    Your tea towels are adorable. Love the fabric and those ruffles are just the sweetest. Now let me ask a very silly question...Why are they called tea towels? I know, I know...silly huh? But I really don't know :-) Anyways, awesome job with your little rooster and chicken vignette. Have a wonderful day.

    Hugs and Kisses,
    ♥Ana

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  20. What a gorgeous teatowel!

    Big Hugs
    Charo

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  21. Just too sweet Shelia! Just like you!:)

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  22. Love the fabric too, it looks so vintage to me and the ruffles are of course to die for. Sweet vignette with the chickies and cherries.

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  23. Such pretty fabric. The towels turned out so sweet.

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  24. Hi Sweet Shelia! I love these oh SEW ever precious Tea Towels... And, I love the story behind how they became named Tea Towels too. :) Even a tea lover like myself didn't know that!!!

    We missed you so on our Summer Breeze adventure. I'll be posting my Top 10 SB memories soon.

    Have a cup of tea today with those sweet tea towels! You talented gal you!!! Now you're inspiring me to sew up more of my tea cozies I have cut out. :)

    xoxoHugs

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  25. Shelia,
    You are sew talented, dear friend! What a lovely vignette at your kitchen sink!!! Your friendship is s~o~o much sweeter than those cherries. Keep bringing us inspirational post!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  26. Ha! You pick the best songs to go with your posts, Sherry!

    Well I'm glad you made yourself a tea towel with those talented little fingers of yours!

    Enjoy your cherries! I haven't had any yet this year. ♥

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  27. Shelia, the towels are adorable and the colors are so pretty. You did a good job!
    I have a rooster and hen like the one in the photo with the towel. Aren't they fun? Shannon

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  28. That's a lovely vignette you created and you did a great job on your tea towels. You almost inspire me to sew - and I hate sewing!
    Candy

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  29. Shelia, they are adorable. Just too darned cute!!!!

    Barb ♥

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  30. Hi Shelia *hugs*
    They are so cute. I love the fabric and the ruffles are so pretty. They go great in your kitchen and with your roosters too!
    have a great day
    Judi

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  31. Sweetie!! I just LOVE your tea towels! You've inspired me and I want to make some for my very own. It's off to Hobby Lobby I go!

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  32. Love the tea towels and thay make a beautiful vignette with the roosters!

    You had me smiling and singing along with the Beatles!

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  33. Shelia those are the cutest, sweetest tea towels ever! LOVE the fabric and ruffles! And thanks for that bit of info on the history of 'tea towels' -- I have a collection of vintage ones that I use just for those very things when I'm having a tea in my home! Your photos are fantastic -- especially the one with the cherry in the glass :) Thanks for a lovely post!

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  34. Your new little tea towels are just lovely! I adore them and the little vignette with what else, but roosters and chickens!!!
    Lovely!
    Hugs, Cindy

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  35. Yes, they are sew cute. You are sew talented. Thanks for sharing them at the party!!

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  36. Your tea towels are lovely. What darling little ruffles. They will make a beautiful addition to your kitchen. Fondly, Susie

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  37. Love your sweet tea towels, so cute! The fabric is pretty and the ruffle adds just the right touch.
    Adorable!
    Patti

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  38. So funny that I, too, did a post on tea/dish/cup towels today.
    I will have to do another when I get my prize set from you. :))
    Have a great evening...
    xo bj

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  39. Beautiful little tea towels... You are so talented!!!
    {{{HUGS}}}
    Donna

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  40. Oh, those tea towels are so dang cute! I have got to copy and make me some. You are a cute talented gal. . Just love visiting your blog. Hugs, Karie

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  41. You are sew right, Shelia ... your tea towels are sew cute! And, Mr. and Mrs. Charming are just that ... scharming! Your vignette is beautiful! xo

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  42. Those are so cute! I adore them. Great job Sheila!!

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  43. Adore your tea towels! You really are SEW smart!

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  44. I just love your tea towels, so pretty and charming! I may have to break out my sewing machine.
    Blessings~

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  45. What a dorable towels...I love the fabric and the addition of the ruffles ~ just too cute! Have a happy day.(-:

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  46. Shelia, these are just as cute as they can be.
    hugs ~lynne~

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  47. Hi Shelia...love those tea towels!

    Ranier Cherries are a favorite of mine! Love it when they are in season!

    Happy Weekend!

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  48. These are so, so cute and you are sew talented!

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  49. Hi Sheila
    Those are the prettiest tea towels. You are so clever.
    Have a great weekend.
    Lindsay
    x

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  50. Hi Shelia, glad you got to sew for yourself! I've been sewing this weekend and it is so rewarding! I guess you could say we are a couple of "sew and sews"! Linda

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  51. Shelia,
    Your tea towels are adorable!~ I was just drooling over at Moda's website at some fabric that was sorta similar. We don't have a shop that sells it close by. I love your little vignette too. The cherries were cheaper this year than I have ever seen them. It must have been a good crop. Thanks for linking it up at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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