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hokiekate
« on: November 27, 2006 08:01:19 PM »

I made these for my grandmother for her birthday.  She loved them, but immediately pronounced them too nice to be used.  Does anyone else have this problem when crafting gifts for others?  It happens to me all the time!

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« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2006 08:08:39 PM »

Super cute!!

I know that my dish towels get really dirty easily, you know, with pasta sauce stains and they get holey and smelly (of course I wash my dish towels, but after some time the stains just don't go away!! Grin)...perhaps she was wanting to display them rather than use them!  Think of it as a compliment that she wants them to last a long long time. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2006 08:22:58 PM »

I know it's a compliment, but I try to make useful things.  Maybe I should try making ugly useful things Wink.

My grandmother is especially guilty of not wanting to use gifts.  I once bought her a birdfeeder and she decided that it was too nice to put outside.  So, she bought a set of little nativity dolls and turned the birdfeeder into a manger.  I think I bought the birdfeeder for less than $5!
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« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2006 10:10:42 PM »

You did a fantastic job - those are very cute and your grandmother probably can display them without having to use them and she can enjoy looking at them every day.

In school I made an ashtray for my mom, and she used it to hold loose change.  Even as a kindergartner I couldn't understand why we were making ash trays for our Moms on mothers day, since my Mom didn't smoke.  On the other hand, my Mom knitted my socks, and I wore them every day.  So I guess it only works in one direction.  Or next time, make your grandmother some socks.
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« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2006 10:11:07 PM »

oh my freakin god! i love these! i need these! they are sooooo wisted!
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« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2006 07:15:24 AM »

Those towels are beautiful!

People say that to me all the time too -- it makes me sad, becuase I want my things to be useful, not museum pieces.  The best complement I've ever received was when a friend bought a baby blanket back to me that her kid had chewed a hole in and asked me to fix it because he loved it so much.  She was embarassed -- I was so proud.  Somebody loved something I knitted enough to eat it!!!!
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« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2006 10:58:35 AM »

man, everyone is embroidering such cute stuff!  A few quick questions: Where did you get the designs from?  Did you add the cute chicken material to the towel yourself?  Was it difficult to stitch on the "bumpy" fabric?  did you do it in hand or in a hoop?  ok so that was more than a few questions. Wink
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« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2006 11:39:13 AM »

man, everyone is embroidering such cute stuff!  A few quick questions: Where did you get the designs from?  Did you add the cute chicken material to the towel yourself?  Was it difficult to stitch on the "bumpy" fabric?  did you do it in hand or in a hoop?  ok so that was more than a few questions. Wink

The designs are the same as the chicken designs in the fabric.  I put them on my scanner and enlarged.

Yes, I added the material myself.

It was surprisingly not difficult to embroider on the bumpy towels.

And, I did it in a hoop.  I always embroider in a hoop, unless the thing I am embroidering is smaller than my smallest hoop.
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