Busy time of year

Except for those busily completing Christmas gifts, is anyone else doing any weaving? I’m certainly not, but the to-do list has gotten much shorter. There are still a few niggling things that need to get done, and more that haven’t even been added to the list. Like hem towels.

I took some old recipes from grandmothers and great-grandmothers, scanned them, and had towels printed at Spoonflower. This was my first experience doing this and I learned a few things–well, really just one major thing. I’m happy with the cotton/linen fabric and with the way the recipes look. However, I did not choose a good placement on the fabric. They are centered on a fat quarter, but in the wrong direction. I could have printed two on each towel. As it is now, I think they will be too small for “tea” towels, so I am going to take some of the excess fabric and add to the length. Of course, this all could have been avoided if I had just ordered one as a test. Hmm…well, I really didn’t know how long it would take to receive them. I’m sticking with that story. Of course it’s not about impatience!

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