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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Better Late Than Never

With all the visits to Doctors offices, Oncologist visits, hospitals, and emergency rooms last year, I had plenty of time to sit and do handwork. A lot of time to sit, and sit, and sit. I had decided to embroider our daughters all dish towels for Christmas. With 4 girls who all love coffee it was a fun and easy choice to make for the designs. I then chose colors to suit each daughter and one daughter-in-law-to-be.

After 12 dish towels I was tired of embroidery so I decided to teach myself to knit. I watched a YouTube video on making a dishcloth, had my daughter Jenny bring over the right size knitting needles, and she had some of the correct yarn, and I was on my way! There are so many wonderful cotton yarns out there so it was easy to find fun colors for each daughter. After 20 dish cloths I decided I'd made enough dish cloths and moved on to yoyos. But more on those later.

I then decided that aprons for each girl would be fun and perhaps some more towels, both done on the embroidery machine.

Well, with all the stress of the year of Cancer ( hubby is doing great, by the way!) and preparations for Christmas I realized I never got one single picture of all my work. Not one! Shortly after the discovery, I asked my daughter Shelly if she would get pictures for me. She finally got time to take the pictures...better late than never.
Here are Shelly's five dishcloths. She likes green and I love yellow.
These are the hand embroidered dish towels and the folded up apron that I did on the machine. The colors are brighter than they appear. Again. I had a blast picking colors for each girl. Jesse's apron had a red and black cup for her latte mug and matching colors for the rest of the gifts.

These are two of the recipe towels I did on the embroidery machine after I finished all the aprons.  I chose different recipes for each daughter too.
I truly had a blast making these for my girls. and they all had fun opening them. I wonder what I should get started on for this year!



5 comments:

Gayle said...

wow have you done a lot of stitching Sylvia! Your work looks beautiful - I especially love the colors of the dish cloths that you learned to knit - isn't YouTube an amazing resource for us? Glad to hear that things are going well.....

BTW - I never get emails when you leave comments on my blog for some reason - drives me crazy!

Chris said...

Everything turned out way too cute!! So glad Alan is doing well after such a hard year.

Chris said...

I stumbled upon your blog this morning and enjoyed reading it. WOW! You certainly made a lot of lovely things for your girls. I'm really impressed that you taught yourself to knit watching a you tube video. Good for you!!

Chris said...

I stumbled upon your blog this morning and enjoyed reading it. WOW! You certainly made a lot of lovely things for your girls. I'm really impressed that you taught yourself to knit watching a you tube video. Good for you!!

Robbie said...

Hi Sylvia, it looks like you are having fun stitchiin'. My grandma (Toots) always had yarn nearby!

Happy spring and wishing your family lots of good health!

Robbie in Colorado