Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Dishtowels and Pockets for the Tree













Just before our trip to Phoenix, I ran onto a fun site called "turkey feathers". I spied dishtowels and embroidery! ooo all in one! That sweet girl had the patterns available in one click. Also available the tutorial on how to hem with coordinating fabrics. Whew~cute. {She has written a book that I think sounds intriguing and I LOVE the title of: Blanket Statement.} I went right to work tracing, got the desired threads packed and was ready to roll. I was able to embellish and embroider these in the car on the trip south. I was also able to get some crocheting and more embroidery done on the trip back north.
Yesterday, I ran onto Monica's new and simple idea, she calls them pennie pockets. I whipped up these two for our quilt group gift exchange and filled them with Kisses and Gum! I'd like to make a couple more of these maybe a little smaller to hang on the tree. They were quick to put together. That Happy Zombie is a funny creative girl! Thanks for your ideas ladies! Also, if you'd like to see our Show and Tell at MaterialGirlsof Idaho, click on over there! We had a great time with the Yankee Gift Exchange and a wonderful luncheon hosted by Jeri.
While in Phoenix, my sister, daughter and I sewed red red red in pursuit of a fun Christmas Tree skirt for Arizona Daughter. It will be real cute when all done. It's a square! I can't wait! I think we will be quilting it here at home on... aaa ~~well, ahem, probably about December 26th!!! Take Care~~~

10 comments:

Nedra said...

Don't you love all the work we can get done as our husband's drive to Phoenix? Your dishtowels are wonderful!

Judy said...

Very nice work you do. I have Vicki's Book and it's wonderful. I have never seen Monica's blog I'm going to have to check it out.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love your Christmas projects! The dishtowels look fabulous. The red tree skirt is perfect!

Jackie said...

Isn't it great to be able to accomplish a project on a car ride? I am so glad you had fun with the Yankee gift exchange. I was wondering how you enjoyed it.

happy zombie said...

Oh Diane... it tickled me so to see your pennie pockets! I blush! How cute they look too filled with goodies.

I love show n tell... gonna go hop over and look! xo-m

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

The tree skirt is darling. I love red and white together. The skirt is crisp and I want to reach in the monitor and touch it. The little pockets of Monica's are so cute. I need to make some. I was thinking how cute they'd be for valentine's day out of valentine fabric. It may take me that long to make them. And the embroidery -so good! Impressive. I can't do that very well. Good post. I loved it.

Karen, the sis said...

Nice dishtowels. And is that the real tree skirt. Is she already that far?

Nancy said...

Hooray for finished projects! (Except the tree skirt that is). I think the pennie pockets are darling. Wish I could find some good dish towels to replicate...

jacquie said...

i love the tree skirt! that would look fab under my tree...just in case your daughter prefers green. cute embroidery too!

Cheryl said...

Wonderful dishtowels! Great job on your pennie pockets!!