Saturday, May 4, 2013

Week 16: Fabric Pennant Banner

"It was a dark and stormy night..."

Well, maybe not stormy, but certainly windy.  Here we are, four days into May, and we're having strong winds in the Bay Area that are more typical of an impending winter storm.  Trees are being thrashed about, debris is flying all around, and there is the possibility that the near-30 mph winds may cause power outages.

Just a few hours earlier it was hot, sunny and breezy.  We were escaping the 90-degree heat and enjoying hot dogs and strawberries in the air-conditioned home of one of our friends, but now I'm having to pull out my heavy comforters and sweats.

I, for one, will ignore this blustery weather and look forward to the coming summer, full of sun, family, and celebration.  And what would a celebration be without decorations, decorations like this week's project, the Fabric Pennant Banner from Leigh Anne of

Fabric Pennant Banner from Your Home Based Mom
Image and design © Your Home Based Mom

Thursday, May 2, 2013

French Poem Tea Towel Embroidery, Day 6

I've come to a decision on the tea towels, and my decision is this:  These tea towels, once completed, will not be gifted to my best friend.  My "handiwork" on the embroidery is so atrocious, so embarrassing, so offensive to the eyes, that to present these pieces to Miss BFF as tokens of friendship would cause such a strain to our relationship, that I must vow to hide them from her for all eternity. 

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

French Poem Tea Towel Embroidery, Day 5

Ladies and gentlemen, can we have a show of hands from those of you that don't seem to like embroidering as much as you thought you would?  One, two, oh, Sunnygal, you don't need to hold up both hands.  What's that?  You REALLY don't like it as much as you thought you would?  You messed up how many times?  And you've thrown away how many feet of embroidery floss?  Oh, dear.  Oh, oh, dear.