Thursday, August 2, 2012

Towels Take Two

I discovered a lovely new blog called Sanna & Sania.
And while browsing through some of their older posts, I came across this one that featured a bathroom towel.
So in addition to the crocheted borders I've been making, 
I'm now doing tiny granny square borders.
My first one was finished yesterday in blue and white.
Squares in two rounds that are crocheted together and stitched on using the same cotton yarn.
So sweet.  So quick and easy.
My mom's birthday is today so I called her this afternoon to wish her a happy birthday.
This picture was taken 2 years ago on my Uncle Danny's front porch in Ohio.  Aren't those flowers gorgeous!
Aunt Kathi on the left is the one who was recently in a car accident.  She's now been moved to a rehabilitation center.  My mom is in the middle.  And Aunt Elaine is on the right (she has her own blog called At Home With Elaine.)  

Back to crocheting more grannies and lots of other things.
Have a great day!


Sandy Leigh said...

Tammy, thank you for sharing these towels, they are ahhhdorable! I bought a "how to crochet" kit a few weeks ago, just so I could learn to make borders for things like this! Lord knows I have the yarn from all my knitting, and I did learn to crochet when I was young, so I must do this! Love your blog too...I'm your newest follower. Thanks for visiting me! Sandy Leigh at EatWriteDreamStitch

Derya Kuzusu said...

I definitely felt your good energy and friendship. Language is never a problem between us, but I'm sure you understand what I want to tell you, my dear Tammy..

Monica said...

How pretty! I made so many crocheted borders when I wasn't married yet! I embellished tableclothes, bathroom towels, etc. All in white though.
Thanks for stopping by! What a pleasure to have you visit!
Happy bday to your Mom!!

The English Romantic said...

I love your granny sqares on the towels. Reminds me of my Grandma.
I guessed the middle lady was your Mum, I can see the likeness.
So nice for you to chat with her today!!
Hugs, Angela.x

crafty cat corner said...

Hi Tammy
It's something I've meant to do for ages, crochet edges for the towels, this has given me the spur I need.

Deborah said...

Your crochet edgings are inspirational.....makes me want to give this a try! Beautiful!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,

Happy Birthday to your Mom. I know how that is with having loved ones living across the ocean...
You are really using your 'off' time for producing nice gifts.
Enjoy your hobby time.
Love and hugs to you,

val said...

I love your towels! What a sweet photo of your family......

Heather - The Good Life said...

Happy birthday to your Mom. I didn't know you had family in Ohio. I love the crochet borders you are adding to your towels, they look great and would make nice gifts. Take care Tammy, Heather

koralee said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet mom! Oh how I would love some of those pretty towels hanging around my home oxo

Sherry said...

I have crocheted edgings on towels in the past but have not tried the granny square edging. Thanks for sharing the idea. I am not completing many projects or doing much blogging. I am working tonight, movies in the park, we take our bookmobile there, it should be fun. I hope your mom had a great birthday.

Susan said...

Hi Tammy....Hope your Mom had a wonderful day. After all, she brought YOU into the world!

She must miss you something awful.

Your new towel trims are darling, darling, darling. Susan

Privet and Holly said...

YOU are never bored,
nor ever boring, I suspect!
So many fun things to
pack into a day, including
your pretty needlework.
Hope the weather has
improved so you can take
in some fresh air, though....

Happy Day,
xo Suzanne

Becca said...

Wow Tammy! You really get so many projects done! I wish I could crochet a project that fast! :-)
Love all the beautiful tea towels you are making! Happy Birthday to your Mom.

Elyse said...

hi tammy!

what a sweet project! i hope your mom had a happy birthday.

happy summer wishes


vintage grey said...

Love the towels Tammy!! I need to make some! Happy Birthday to your sweet Mom!! xo Heather

GardenofDaisies said...

Tammy, thanks so much for your help woith my crochet project! I've started over and am using the 3 chains in the corners and have also loosened the tension a bit, and I'm hoping that it will turn out better this time round! :-) Your towels with the crocheted edging are really pretty!!! Those would make really nice gifts.

marie said...

Hello Tammy,
Thank you for visiting my blog and happy August to you too!
I love the crochet border and the little granny squares you're adding to towels...some day I'm going to learn to crochet.

Tammy's in Love said...

Isn't it rewarding to do 'handwork' as my Grama used say? You have something to show for your time! Love the homey feel of those crocheted edges!

Createology said...

Happy Birthday to your August Mom. Healing hugs and prayers continue for your Aunt. Your granny squares look fabulous on the towels. There must be more than a million ways to use wonderful crocheted granny squares. Joyful Summer Sunshine Smiles...

Diane said...

Happy Birthday to your mom Tammy. The towels are so pretty. Be sure and post the pink and white one when you get it finished - will be interested to see how it turns out. Lovely, I'm sure. Diane

Lori ann said...

happy birthday to your mom! how sweet she is, lovely photo on the porch. and what pretty towels, i love what you've done, you have the best ideas tammy!

oldthings said...

My dear Tammy
I am sorry that you have a storm . I hope to stop soon.. But you have work to do ! May be another beautiful towel ? I like the difference colours that you use ! They are so nice !
Have a wonderful weekend

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Oooh, I am sure loving your towel borders!! These look great, Tammy! Happy Belated Birthday to your mom. blessings ~ tanna

Claudia said...

What a neat idea! I'm thinking I have to get out my stuff and add a little crochet edging to something or other.


Anonymous said...

The crocheted borders are so pretty, Tammy! I especially like the pink & white one. Yummy.
Hope your Mom has a very Happy Birthday!!! :)

Little Treasures said...

Aw.. they are so cute!

Melissa said...

Happy Birthday shoutout to your Mom. Glad to hear your Aunt is on the road to recovery and that her rehabilitation helps her to recover faster. I wish I had time to watch Olympics. I used to love gymnastics. Just not a tv person anymore. I'm sure there are going to be alot of happy people when you go back to work. Your little creations are going to be a big hit and I'm sure you'll have a delicious treat inside for them to enjoy.
Oh yeah, I have some banana bread for you that I'll drop by later. It's not the healthiest version but its darn good;)

vicki said...

Cute cute cute--- what a great way to make the towels special. Both borders are lovely-- I'd be making those for Christmas gifts for sure----(if I could crochet!!!)

That is a wonderful photo of your Mom and family--- I'm sorry to hear that your Aunt has had such health issues. I'm wishing her recovery..

Take care- over there---

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

What a great family photo ~ Happy Birthday to your Mom!

Love your towels...reminds me of ones my Nana used to make!

Mary said...

Hope your mom had a fun birthday - know she loved hearing from you. Glad your aunt is improving and pray the rehab facility gets her back to good health soon. She's in my prayers daily.

Mary X

Sam I Am...... said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom! I hope your Aunt is going to be okay? What a lovely picture and I didn't know the woman that comments on your blog was your Aunt! Isn't it great to have the internet and stay in touch? Years ago it was snail mail and that was it.
I love your towels...they're gorgeous! I've never seen one with Granny cute is that?
That edging for towels and pillowcases is on "my list" but I haven't gotten around to it yet.
I love them!

Taciana Simmons said...

Such pretty towels my dear friend Tammy. Happy belated birthday to your mom. :)

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