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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Valentine's Day Sidetrack

I've been seeing all these amazing towels that great bloggers have done. They've added ruffles and even appliqued on them. It was time I got out of my comfort zone and just tried it. My ruffles are only 4 inches wide and then folded in half making them 2 inches. I used whatever length of fabric I had available and hoped that I had enough to ruffle with. The lace of hearts was something extra that I didn't even know I had. I have a bag (I mean literally a Ziploc bag) full of extra notions. I was so happy when I saw the lace in the bag. To cover the edge I just place a 1/4" grosgrain ribbon on top of it and stitched it down.
You can't see the lace very well at all but it has hearts all over it. Quite Valentiney (is that a word?). Now the applique. I cheated. I've never really done applique so I just embroidered it on there. I wish I could remember where I got the applique heart because when I first got my embroidery machine I was a mean, lean, downloading queen. I downloaded so many designs that now I'm embarrassed to say I didn't right down where I got it from. If it's you, feel free to email me. Here's a close-up:

So I now have Valentine towels and can throw away these ugly, gray, put your finger through the hole towels. Enjoy Valentine's Day with the one you love!

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