Friday, June 11, 2010

More Cup Towels

I finished sewing the borders on this set of cup towels for the All I Want for Christmas swap on the HGTV quilting forum. I want to make a few more for me...probably with some different fruit designs.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Cup Towels

Remember the apron I made? It's for a swap I've joined on the HGTV board...All I Want for Christmas. I would've never purchased the orange fabric for me, but I have so fallen in love with it!

I attached my embroidery base to my sewing machine this afternoon and stitched a couple of flour sack cup towels. (The designs are from I don't think they offer them any more so am sooo glad that I saved them on my computer!)They were for the swap too until I realized that I used the wrong stabilizer...the second design was stitching when I tried to tear the stabilizer off the first one. eye roll So these are mine. I took my little scissors and cut the stabilizer from behind the larger areas. I've got the other cup towels for the swap stitched with the Dutch dolls, but decided not to do the day of the week. I don't like the green (it looks like it matches in the photo, but it really does not) and, besides, I have some vintage DOW cup towels and never use them on the correct day. So...I've omitted them from the swap gift.

I also made these for me. Red, purple, and green grapes.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

I Do NOT Understand

Cranky Old Woman time...On a forum that I frequent, I related a recent incident. I ate at Chicken Express a couple/three weeks back (and loved every grease laden morsel). I started visiting with another diner, and she mentioned the receipt. I looked. There was a Bible verse printed at the bottom. I thought Bravo for the owner! He came around and asked about our meal. It was good, and I told him that we both appreciated the Bible verse. He said that a week before he did the same thing...visited with the diners and asked if everything was okay. A woman said No. That she was offended by the Bible verse on the bottom of the receipt and would not be back. He paid for her meal...gave her $10 for a $7 meal.

Another poster on the forum said that she would've been offended too.

WHAT?! I buy gasoline from people who do not believe as I do. I stay in motels that are owned by people of different beliefs. I purchase clothes and various other items from people who worship differently from me...or don't worship at all. I would never dream of telling them that I was insulted by a religious icon or quote from one of their religious leaders in THEIR store. Nor would I say anything about displaying a flag from their native country. I would be more apt to ask, "Oh, where are you from?"

But if a cross is displayed. Or a Bible is on the counter. Or I say "God bless you." Or an American flag is flying. THIS IS INSULTING?!

When did EVERYTHING become acceptable except for Christianity or country pride in the United States of America?! EVERYTHING else can be jammed down our throats, but if we have a Bible verse printed on the bottom of a receipt in OUR store that is not acceptable?!

Where do we live?

In America where soldiers have died for our freedoms...

...or in some middle eastern country where people are killed because they do not believe in the 'state' religion?