Do you girls sleep!?
Wow - there are even more amazing tea towel projects arriving in my email inbox and I am totally impressed with how you've given a new lease on life to our humble tea towel!
Jeannie has made two beautiful projects - a zippered bag for her crochet, and a journal cover!
Celine has made the cutest cover for her marmalade pot! (She wasn't happy with the colours in the photo so she'll have a better pic later today on her blog)
And Creative Hands has made a beautifully embroidered zippered purse!
Keep them coming my friends!! There is still time, only hours, but enough to make something with a tea towel!
Remember Jules made this Odd Sock Bag with her teatowel?
Well she's very kindly offering the pattern FREE on her blog!!
I'm sure we can all use a cute odd sock bag like this, don't you?!
My hands are recovering well after the rest, so thanks everyone for your kind thoughts.
This is an ongoing problem so I am going to have to manage the use of my hands a little more wisely. The problem is not caused by stitching, but by lifting of heavy things, twisting lids, turning taps...but unfortunately it prevents me from stitching when it flares up.
Last night I gently stitched this cute Raggedy design by Cath while watching the tennis...
...and today I will be making Stina's Valentine's 2010 Hearts. Have you been making them? They are so pretty! I had some calico that I'd tea-stained a couple of years ago and traced Stina's designs onto it using the lightbox Mr Elefantz made me a while back (such a clever and wonderful husband is he!)...
...and I chose this 'Floral Melody' fabric to stitch around the blocks when I'm done. I think this will be a long runner across the chest of drawers in our bedroom.
(See the little box of DMC 99 threads? My sweet friend Dawn sent them to me - they are my absolute favourite DMC colour!)
Tomorrow a new free design will be shared on our Gum Tree Designers blog, plus our monthly newsletter will be up, so you can find out what we're all up to in February! Be sure and drop by our blog tomorrow!
Now, I'm off to make lunch, and spend the rest of Sunday with my loved ones.
Have a blessed day in your home too!