Friday, April 25, 2008

New Toys

New toys
I know I said I was in a creative slump and I still kind of am but that never stops me from buying new things. Why is that?
I did figured out why I am in this slump. Work gets stressful beginning January 1st and ends on April 15th with a large party. So when I am stressed I tend to gravitate towards crafts and the creativity starts to flow. Now that April 15th is long gone work is back to normal and there is not as much stress. So now I have do not seem to have a reason to craft.

I have been slumping around since the 16th and now I am ready to get back on the band wagon. I do hop that posting my new toys and what I plan to do might give me the motivation to started.

Last weekend I went to a quilt store that I had not been to before and what do you think I found there? Did you guess? ....... Tea Towels sold by the yard. The woman who owns the store loves to embroider and said these are the best towels in all the world. They have a vintage look and feel to them with a slight yellow hue and hemmed on the sides but not the ends. I bought 1.5 yards so I can make 2 towels. As I was getting ready to buy the towels the biggest rick-rack I have ever seen. I have a sick love affair with rick-rack, I had to buy at least 4 yards.

Thanks to Susie I also bought another new toy. A bias tape maker. Hopefully no more burnt fingers. I really hope it works. Now to just decide where to start.

Have a great weekend everyone.


Anonymous said...

Hi Rebekah - I've been looking for so long for some good towels or toweling fabric to embroider on. Where is this store, do you know if they sell online? Thanks! As for the crafty slump - I'm right there with you :| we'll get out of it soon!

IamSusie said...

You are going to be in tea towel bliss now!

Those look sort of like the towels that rectangel sends around. They are very nice!

I did see some yardage like that at Hancocks of Paducah when I was there this sinter. They have big online business.

g said...

what a great source you found...I'm so jealous!

Rebekah said...

Supersue - sorry it took me so long to get back to you. The store is in Prosser, WA and they do not sell on-line or over the phone I went and asked for you. The fabric is mode but I could not find any on-line resources to buy it from but I am sure it is out there. I will keep my eyes peeled.

Gumbo Lily said...

I found your blog while looking for some fun embroidery ideas at Hoop Love. I kept on coming back to your patterns and in fact, made a set of tea towels with the "Bee" pattern (bee tidy, bee relaxed...) as a wedding gift for a friend's daughter. I just found another cutie that I plan to embroider on T-shirts for my just-born grandbaby girl! So glad I found you here. I'll be back!