Long weekends are good for all kinds of things, but especially good for catching up on crafty projects. My sister and her family will be here in September and the sewing ... ahem, the spare room is looking a bit cluttered with half-finished projects.
Karyn's finishing list, I set about making my own. After jotting down all of my unfinished projects--it's a very long list!--I started chipping away at it by finishing some linen towels that have been nearly done for some months now. It's slightly embarrassing, but I have an excuse: I don't like hemming things, and since these these are really just about hemming, well, you get it.
There is nothing lovelier in the kitchen that soft, weighty linen towels, especially when they're hand-embroidered. My grandmother used to collect linen towels on her travels, and we still use them up at the family cottage. Linen only gets better as it ages.
This set of towels is on it's way to my sister (surprise, Carolyn!), where they'll help to clean up baby messes in the kitchen.