Saturday, April 6, 2013

My Afternoon Project - Dish Towels

I've needed some new dishtowels.  I've seen several different projects on some of the sewing, quilting web pages that I subscribe to.

So the other day, I went up to Joann's to see if they had any toweling fabric.  The only thing they had was terry cloth...I wasn't too interested in using terry cloth.  So I looked over in the section where they have different kits.  I found a package of these dish towels, 3 to a package for $8.99.  I bought some trim and a fat quarter that I was going to use on them.

On this first one I used some fabric that I had in my stash.  It is pink with lady bugs on it.

This second one, I used red rick rack trim that I bought and a red stripe ribbon from my card making ribbon box.
A close-up...the rick rack looks orange...
The third one I used some strip ribbon that I bought.  I remembered that I had a spool of these daisies so used some of them over the ribbon.

I thought they came out pretty good...however after using them, they are not very absorbent.  I thought maybe they wouldn't be...will see what they are like after another wash or two.  I'll have to search online and see if I can find fabric to use in making dishtowels.

Other Projects:
This week I tried on all the skirts I have to see if any fit.  A few I have are way too big...I have lost quite a bit of weight with my diabetes.  I fixed one that has an elastic was too long too.  So I ripped out the waistband and made a new casing for elastic.  That took care of shortening it too.  One of the tiered one, I took out one of the tiers and put a new hem in it.  I took out a tier in another skirt, however the material is rayon so am going to take it to the cleaners and see what they'll charge me for hemming it.  A couple of others need new elastic to make them fit. 

I am so wanting to sew again.  I've seen several projects I want to try.

Left Eye Surgery:
My surgery on my left eye is scheduled for this coming Monday, the 8th.  I got a call from the surgery center yesterday.  I report in at 11:45 am and surgery will be, maybe, around 1 pm.  Hopefully there are no glitches this time and Dr. Baker is able to get into the OR to do his surgeries on time.   It will be so nice to be able to fully see again.  I will probably find out on Tuesday, when my bandage come off, whether I will still need glasses.

My distance vision is great with the new lens in my right eye.  I am having to use my old glasses to read and look at things up close.  So maybe I will just need reading glasses. 

I apologize, I don't know how that first picture got so large...and I don't know how to fix it.  Blogger drives me crazy sometimes... :) 

I think I fixed all the


  1. Bewwwtifulll ;o} (I miss my sewing machine, its been broken for quite some time), I have gotten towels from both these,

  2. Thanks Dd...I will check out those web sites

  3. Yippee! Glad to hear that you'll be able to see good again!

  4. What a cute project! I'm always hoping for more time to sew. I love your family pictures in old Hawaii, they bring back lots of good memories. =)