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« on: May 30, 2009 03:35:48 PM »

Kitty, if this is supposed to be in Stitch a Long,  I apologize  in advance and please feel free to move it! 


I belong to a Flickr Stitching group called the Pattern Portal.  Here is my completed flour sack towel from our first stitch-a-long.  Some folks love anthropormorphic vegetables and dishes, but I'm not one of them. 

This is two radishes kissing in a carriage drawn by a horse radish.  The driver in my work is a stalk of celery. There was a bit of artistic difference in the group as to whether he was a bean, celery, or okra!

While I found the subject matter a wee bit  creepy, it turned out very well and I was happy to it do with my new stitching buds!

Comments and questions welcome., please enjoy!


The finished towel tri-folded, and a short view of my lovely ironing board cover


A closeup of the entire piece....


The driver and the lovers (stitching tiny eyelashes is a BITCH!), and a word of advice...flour sack towels from Big Lots wash well and dry dishes but suck to stitch on!  See my wonky tomato wheel?  I tried to make him rounder but started tearing holes in the fabric and had to leave it be!


The 'horse' radish...he's a little carrot-colored but again, once I started I didn't dare frog it and start over (Sorry he's blurry)!



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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2009 04:20:56 PM »

I think I may have joined that group the other day. I love this - very creative! I think my favorite part is the horseradish!

I'm also on the search for tea/flour sack towels-thanks for the tip!
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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2009 06:06:28 PM »

Looks great!
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« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2009 06:27:08 PM »

Nice job, I like the radish-horse  Smiley 

Ditto on the Big Lot's towels...for $3 for 3, not a bad deal.  I've found that a few washings takes the softness out and helps a tad..but ended up ripping out my stitching in the end as well. Tongue
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« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2009 06:43:01 PM »

Very very cool. 
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« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2009 10:22:37 AM »

Thanks, everyone! 

Coralia, if you're on the hunt for reasonably priced, nice flour sacks, check out your local Meijer's if you have one in your area.  Their towels are 5 for $5 dollars and the fabric weave is much tighter, more like an Aunt Martha's towel.  The Taste of Home online store also sells them but I have no idea of the quality.

Oh how I wish Ben Franklin's hadn't gone out of business...they had the best flour sack towels and they were very reasonable!
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« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2009 09:35:03 AM »

Haha I do have to admit that this is creepy but I love your stitching. And how fun is it to break out of your normal crafty comfort zone? Smiley

Maybe I'll join your group... would love to do a Stitch A Long, even if it were of radishes making out Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2009 11:26:59 AM »

Way super cute! I love the "peeping" tom. Cheesy
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