Friday, August 10, 2012

Found this neat pattern here:

Need to try this, - Herringbone Embroidered Border

Waffle cloth towels are marvelous! They’re wonderfully thirsty and just get softer with washing. Plus, they have perfect little squares with raised threads - just right for this woven embroiderytechnique. This tutorial shows how to take advantage of these raised threads by using a simple Herringbone stitch and an extra easy Running stitch to make a pretty border on the edge of the hand towel.

This project is really easy! It takes just a few minutes to complete the towel. You will first need a waffle weave hand towel. The brand of my towel is Dunroven House. If you are very ambitious, you can sometimes find waffle weave cloth and make the towel yourself. You will also need a large, blunt tapestry needle and a skein of Perle cotton - size 5. Six threads of the regular cotton embroidery floss, or even a sport-weight acrylic yarn will also work. Caution: Cotton waffle weave fabric shrinks! You will want to pre-wash and dry the towel and then iron it well. The microfiber waffle weave towels don't cause quite the same problem.

Measure a length of thread four times the width of the towel. Tie a knot and hide it at the back of the side hem of the towel. Bring the needle up on the front of the towel a few inches above the hem, and at the left side of one of the small squares. Make a diagonal stitch, picking up the vertical threads laying on top of the fabric of the square in the next row over and two above the row you started on. Always push the needle from the right to the left, each time you make a stitch.

Bring the needle diagonally back to the starting row and catch the vertical threads of the next square over, again taking the needle under the threads from the right to the left. Alternate the stitching in this same way. Keep the tension snug, but be careful not to pull the thread too tight. The fabric should remain flat and the thread should have a bit of a curved loop, rather than a tight X. Don’t worry about the long diagonal thread - it will be tacked down later. Repeat the Herringbone stitch across the width of the towel.

At the other side, after you bring the diagonal thread down, bring the needle up in the middle of the row of skipped squares. Catch the vertical threads just under and above each of the previous crossed stitches. This will tack down the long diagonal thread in the stitch and make it less likely to snag with wear.

Continue this Running stitch back across the width of the towel. As you pick up the vertical threads in the squares of the towel, make sure that each of the long diagonal threads of the Herringbone stitches are caught and tacked down.

To finish, bring the needle up on the back side of the hemmed edge and take three small back stitches to tack the thread. Then, bring the needle out at the edge of the hem and clip the thread.

You can call the border finished with just one row. One row is very quick and looks simple and elegant.

Or, you can repeat the process with another row, if you wish. Two rows are also very pretty.

I put three rows on this towel. Because it is a single hand towel in a bigger set, and, because it is going into the hope chest, I wanted a more elaborate border. I think it is lovely!Pin It

Monday, July 2, 2012

Pictures of the fire in Millville, Utah. Started by some guys target shooting. The firefighters on the ground and in the air did a great job of getting it put out within a few days. What a tough job they have battling these fires in such hot temperatures. I pray for rain. We need it so badly. There are fires everywhere. This is a very tough season for fires.
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Friday, May 11, 2012

You have to check out this giveaway at Create
You get multiple chances to win,
Go check it out and enjoy looking over their blog while you are there.
Have Fun!

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Saturday, May 5, 2012

Today i found a blog that had tons of pictures from a professional photographer, well i think they were a professional. I thought, "My pictures look that good." So i decided to post a few on my blog to remind me i can take good pictures sometimes.
and there you have it. Some of my favorite pictures. I have sooooooooooooooo many more but these were a few i liked. All taken from quite a distance but zoomed in on. I especially like the Eagle, i thought it was a hawk but when i pulled it up on my camera and zoomed in again i noticed it was a bald eagle. How exciting. I hope you Enjoy them.
Leave a comment. I love comments of any kind.
Have a great day!

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Monday, March 26, 2012

Owlzie the Book Mark

I have been on a crocheting frenzie lately and i have been making book marks and cozies galore. Here is just a sample of a  book marker i  have made.  Hope you like Mr. Owlzie.
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Monday, March 5, 2012


Just added my Pinterest button to my page. Now anyone can link to my Pinterest page. I am going to add pictures of the things i am selling. Soon. :)

Thursday, March 1, 2012


It has been ages since i have posted anything. I have been happily crocheting to my little hearts content. I plan on participating in a vendor booth at the senior citizen center craft tables this year with my daughter, if all goes well. So wish me luck. I will try and post some pictures of some things we are busy working on.
I also made the cutest birthday card for my daughter. Shoot i forgot to take a picture.
Oh well.
Have a great day.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Studying The Scriptures

 I came across this blog. and had to share.
Anytime i find something about studying the scriptures i automatically perk up. I love studying the scriptures but am not always consistent at it. I am going to make a better effort this year to do so and record my personal revelation a bit better also.

I love those aha moments and want to record them so they sink deep into my heart.
I hope you will do the same.


Sunday, January 1, 2012


I recently started to follow this blog,
I want to be one of those women who when you look at me, you know i love Christ. When you see me you see him. Oh i have a long way to go. Short temper, smug attitude, German stubbornness, (thanks grandma) and so many more short comings. But i still want to be better, to work on these things and share the love of the gospel with others.
This year i want to read the standard works in a year.
My husband asked me what am i going to give up as my new years resolution.
I have thought about that long and hard.
But i can't come up with anything i want to give up.
The first thing that popped into my head was chocolate. Heck NO! Do you want me to be more stubborn, more short tempered, uhh, No i don't think that is a good idea. :)
But as i kept thinking about things i thought what can i add?
Eat more veggies? Yes!
Eat more fruit? Yes!
Exercise? Yes!
Read my scriptures daily? Yes!
Improve myself? Yes!
These are the things i want to add and in doing so i will give up a little time to do them.
So my answer to him will be time to do all these things.
So really the reason for this post, was just to share the link above and hopefully one of you will want to read the scriptures in a year AND Daily draw closer to Christ.
line upon line
precept upon precept
We are all on the path....... just at different levels.