Sunday, December 19, 2010

Bowls, Glasses and Kitchen Towels

Everyone, I assume, has their weak spots. Some have more than a few weak spots. I happen to like bowls, glasses, and kitchen towels. Especially kitchen towels that I have "decorated" in some way. This towel has some quirky trees embroidered on, then I added "jingle, jingle..." with my sewing machine, and a couple of decorative stitches rows. To make it even more festive, I added a border of poms! What is there not to love about this? Am I the only one to empty their towel drawer and fill it with Christmas kitchen towels in early December? And then be sad when it is time to put the holiday stuff away? Of course I have some knit dishcloths, too, that are in the spirit. I went to the Coffee Grounds store today located in Eau Claire, WI, and saw some a wonderful assortment of towels...very tempting, but I always feel that since I can decorate/make these things that I should not give in to really cute store-bought designs. Not that I want to ask for anything, but, Santa, if you are listening, a couple of the towels in that store would look really nice with the whole new countertop thing we have going on over here. Plus, while I was in the store, I was admiring some REALLY cute socks! Another lady was also oohing and aahhing over the assortment of fun colors. We somewhat bonded over the decision of whether or not to ditch our previous Christmas buying plans and just buy a bunch of these fun socks, or whether we should just acknowledge their cuteness and move on. I suggested she buy a pair for me and I would buy a pair for her. After a chuckle, we parted. I didn't get her name, she didn't get mine. A movie is in there somewhere. Jerilynn


  1. I think you and I started that "I'll get one for you, and you get one for mr" when we didn't feel quite right abbot buying that itm ourselves. I've found it to be an excellent strategy and have taught it to other reluctant shoppers. I admire your restraint, but it's not too late to change your mind Jer.....I'm available if you need me! Wyn

  2. You are so right! It really is such an excellent idea. They also have the cute socks in little kids sizes and they come packaged in sets of 5 - isn't that brilliant?