Friday, January 9, 2009

Paris Redwork

I've been working on the next redwork tea towel and this one is Paris 2001. I've included some sights that impressed me: men playing Petanque, the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Arc de Triomphe, the Metro and tulips. I've realized buildings are much harder to embroider than cactus.

First I drew my designs on plain white paper then I traced them onto the tea towels with this magic felt pen. After I finish the sewing, I'll spray cool water onto the towel and the marks will disappear. I love these felt pens.

When I took these photos this morning it was so dark and dreary outside I had to use my full spectrum lamp to get decent photos. It's the fog - it's horrible today. Honestly, I don't know why I stay here in this foggy old valley. Check out my drive to work this morning. It was so foggy I couldn't even see a block ahead! You're supposed to slow down and use your headlights, but some numb skull almost plowed into me as I turned onto a street in front of him, because he didn't have his lights on!

But I did manage to make out See's Candies there on the left. It was good to know I was on the correct street as I felt my way to work Amongst The Oaks.


Beverly said...

Laura, I am fascinated with the towels you are making. It is such a wonderful idea, and they are lovely.

The Good Life in Virginia said...

lovely did you just freehand the designs? or did you have something that you patterned after?
i like this idea.

Femin Susan said...

wow!!!are you stitching these.very beautiful.

Barb said...

the tea towels are beautiful......I adore them you are so talented

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

The tea towel looks great! I haven't embroidered in years!

I hope you were able to get a few samples of candy after your near miss :)

Tara said...


The twoels look great...sorry to hear about your accident, hope you are all OK!


dana said...

Your towels are looking great, Laura.
Fog is lovely to experience, but not when you're in a car. Glad the dufus didn't hit you.

Neabear said...

Don't you hate it when people don't turn on their headlights? Also the new law that went into effect last year or whenever about turning on your headlights if you have to turn on your windshield wipers. Seems to be people don't think, or don't care. We had some of those really foggy days too. The weekend was gorgeous. I think it is supposed to get up to 70 today!