Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Oh Look! Tea Towels!

Pray tell Susan, why would you make tea towels? I honestly don't know. It was an impulse purchase in the quilt shop. My sister makes these for all the holidays. She'll fold them up and tie on a cute little themed cookie cutter with a piece of raffia or string to finish off a cute little hostess gift. Sometimes I just have this uncontrollable urge to copy what my sister does, I guess. I gave one to my daughter, and I'll likely hang one in my kitchen, though maybe not--I don't decorate Halloween anymore. Not sure what is going to happen to the third one (do I smell a blog giveaway?). Check back later this week and find out. (wink)

Looks like I've made some progress on Windmill Farm. As it's made with Moda's Pumpkins Gone Wild prints, it needs to be finished up and used for fall. I'm working on that, though today I got sidetracked and refolded a bunch of the fabric (with military precision) in my cutting table that was looking a little less than perfect. (Told you I had some latent OCD tendencies.)

I probably could have put the border on that quilt top in the time I was rearranging and refolding fabrics. Or I could have read the EQ7 manual, or set up the embroidery module and given it a little spin on the Bernina. I had a little problem with priorities today (sigh).

My 5 spools of Superior silk thread arrived today. It looks absolutely yummy. Thank you, Superior Threads, for having such a great giveaway. I did pretty good with the matchy-matchy to the dupionis off the website color chart. Good to know if you want to order some yourself.

Now, to come up with a plan to use a couple dozen half-yard pieces of dupioni ...


  1. Those threads and the fabric look absolutely gorgeous. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with them.

  2. I'd love for you to bring your OCD tendencies to my house! Your fabric stash looks fantastic!

    Looking forward to seeing a project with the silks.

  3. Love your can you bear to type OCD, out of alphabetical order? I have CDO!! Phew, that's better already!!

  4. Susan,

    Love reading your blog and seeing you OPAM projects, I am doing some of my own and trying not to buy until that is accomplished.

    Question, your material cabinet - was that originally a bookcase or built for you to store material?

    Ginny - (Charleston, SC)


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