Stitched Dish Towels
These towels were an undertaking. When I saw an image online that inspired the idea I thought this could be a simple and really beautiful idea for a birthday present for my mom who just moved into a new Beach House. They could used as dish towels or napkins, and I thought the lines and grids would play nicely against the architecture and color of the house.
What I didn’t realize was that these towels would take longer than any other project I have ever sewed. 7 spools of thread later, and many many many hours at the sewing machine, they were finished. Before sewing I marked each piece of cotton with a water soluble marker. Just marking the towels took days, and that was after cutting the fabric for each one, which for whatever reason, also took way longer than it should have. And then there is the fact that no two are alike, so each one required a different set of measurements.
Mom of course is worth it, so it seemed an appropriate amount of energy to spend on the woman who really has everything. It is always a struggle to come up with something to someway to honor her on her birthday, and so I tend to make something hoping it is a special tribute to all that she does and all that she is.