Monday, January 31, 2011

Month One: Days of the Week Dishtowels Finished!!!

I completed my Days of the Week Dishtowels for Embroidery Companion Sew Along Month One!!!  These seven lovelies were finished up the middle of last week as I was getting over my cold.  It was nice to curl up on the couch for a few days watching the BBC miniseries Wives and Daughters on Netflix instant and stitching away between the sniffles.
As you might be able to see I made one small change to the dishtowel set, switching Friday and Wednesdays little activities.  Usually Wednesdays are my big clean day.  Patrick takes the car into work so I'm stuck at home with my rags, mop bucket and vacuum to spend the hours away.  I dream that on Fridays I do nothing but sit with a sewing project or a bit a yarn.  This hardly ever happens but its always my goal!
I don't know about you but I didn't seem to stitch these dishtowels in day of the week order.  I happily skipped about the week in a random order.  Wouldn't it be nice to be able to do that in reality!  Saturday was the first one in my hand and the only one I actually used an embroidery hoop.  The rest I just held in my hand and stitched as you often see women doing in those Victorian movies.  The simplicity of the back stitch led itself to be out of the hoop.  However with the pillowcases next its back in the hoop for me!  (This seems like it should be riddled with metaphor but it's not.)

So the promised homemade giveaway item will be using these little granny squares.  They will be stitched up to create a little crocheted dishcloth!  Perfect to go along with the dishtowels don't you think?  To be entered into the giveaway place a comment in the original post announcing this month's pattern with a direct link to your blog post or flickr page showing your beautifully completed project.  If you do not post a link you will not be entered in the giveaway.  The winner will be randomly selected in the evening of Friday February 4th and announced here on Saturday. 

Be sure to check out the flickr group to see some beautiful completed dishtowel sets.  Thank you for stitching with me and keeping me motivated. 

PS.  I went out and bought all the beautiful embroidery floss for the pillows and am excited to get started!  And don't worry if you missed out on this month you can join in with us in February or whenever the embroidery bug bites!

Happy Stitching!!!

Side note:  I am without a internet access at home this week so Tuesday Treasures will be taking a week off.  I'll try to check in here as I can on my handy iPhone and when I make it into the library.