Thursday, May 10, 2007

Tea Towels & rosy woes

I'm a bad blog mama, that's for sure.

I think about making a post daily...but then I get distracted by pretty things, like my roses here!

Unfortunately, that Easter Freeze wiped out the blooms from my large rose bed in the front. Usually we would have hundreds of hot pink blooms right now, and I really mean hundreds, cars slow down in front of the house during the first bloom, people come to a sudden stop when walking by and ask about the type of rose bush.

A portion of the rose bed from last year in the first blush

But now, there are only a few little blooms. The bushes are not dead, and for that I am grateful, but oh how I miss the blooms.

When I'm not cursing Jack Frost, a whole lotta needle threading has been going on.

I adore travel tea towels, but I need something more absorbent in the kitchen for drying hands after washing. So I took these mint vintage towels, then I cut up some of my older terry cloth bath towels that had a few worn spots and smacked them together.

Well, maybe I didn't actually "smack" them, but I sewed them together like a pillow case and then did an extra stitch around the edge after turning them right side out so they won't warp in the wash.

So now I have pretty towels for drying my hands than I have been obsessively washing.

It's all about the pretty. And maybe the washing.

All of my efforts to give love to my kitchen didn't prevent me from dropping one of my favorite bowls last weekend. Later that same day I dropped one of my Smurf glasses too, but luckily that one didn't break.
Oh, the horrors if a Smurf glass breaks.
You understand, right? Right?


Felicia said...

Time to recycle that beautiful bowl into a mosaic :)

Belle-ah said...


Maybe you get distracted because you have ADOSS...Attention Deficit OH, Something Shiny!

Richard A. Kirk said...

Amy you are the only person I know who could photograph a broken bowl and make it look beautiful. R.

La Tea Dah said...

Awesome idea for the tea towels! I love tea towels as well! My passion are flour sack ones with embroidery, but I like the travel ones too.