I cannot count my day complete
'Til needle, thread and fabric meet.
~Author Unknown

Sharing a common thread with those who love the art of hand embroidery

Monday, August 31, 2009

A Busy Time At Yesteryear

An email discussion with a wonderful lady, Liz, wound up turning what I had intended to make for dish washing, into a beauty aide.
Liz had contacted me about my embroidered towels for her guest bathroom and had commented on the crocheted dishcloths being too pretty for dishes. I then told her about my new discovery of this wonderful soft cotton yarn and that the cloths could be facial washcloths instead, to go with the towels.
This wonderful cotton yarn is appropriately named! I love this cotton! It is so soft and yet so absorbant! Wonderful for crocheted dishcloths and soft enough for crocheted wash cloths.

I sold these two sets to Liz. When she received them, she emailed at how pleased she was to have these in her guest bath. (Thank you, Liz ) The darker cloth is supposed to look purple to go with the towels flowers....

here it is...it looks purple in the light...

Today, this shipment of towels just arrived. Another sweet lady I have embroidered for over the many past years wants 7 sets of embroidered towels before Christmas. The sets contain 7 towels each. My needles and fingers are going to be very busy. In the meantime, I will also be making more towels and wash cloths to hopefully sell in my on line shop soon!
What about you? Do you find the approaching holidays a time that you are busiest selling your wares? Which holiday is the busiest? I would love to hear.


Muddling Through said...

Your towels and washcloths are so pretty, Kathleen! But my fingers are hurting in sympathy for all the sewing you're going to be doing on that order. :)

Conni said...

The washcloths are beautiful - what a great idea to coordinate them with the guest towels!

From now until Christmas is always the busiest time for me, too!

Anonymous said...

i would love to see your itsy shop.

the first photo is beautiful in itself.

maybe you could sell some photos as well? just a thought. some of them might make pretty cards.

papel1 said...

You will be busy making all those towels.

Gina E. said...

Seven sets of seven teatowels...that is FORTY-NINE towels!!! You won't have time for anything else, Kathleen! Just be sure to rest your eyes (and hands) regularly. It is so easy to just keep going for hours on end, then start blinking through a haze of tiredness /O O\

peggy said...

Nancy is right about the cards, your photos are just gorgeous. I love your needlework and what a great idea for the wash cloths to match. You are going to be very busy.