Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Dewey, dewey, dewey

We're into multiples lately. The Kiddo likes to have us guide her finger to each of the objects on a book page as we enumerate them. And I think she's catching on, because recently she's started pretending to count, pointing to things and saying, "Dewey, dewey, dewey..."

I think "dewey" is Toddler for "two, three."


Then yesterday when we were waiting in line at the post office, Kiddo discovered a wall of post office boxes. Since she loves keys, she was in heaven with so many keyholes to try. Come time to leave, I had trouble prying her away and resorted to bribery to force our exit ($0.83 = one helium-filled balloon = pure joy). The kid has more patience than I do when it comes to waiting for our package to be found.

I'm embroidering in multiples as well. These are some dishtowels finished while we were away. I did everything in my power to avoid using an embroidery hoop (I've told you before how much I dislike using a hoop) but discovered that freezer paper and stabilizing paper ironed to the backside of the linen weren't good alternatives; I didn't like how they pulled the stitches when I removed the papers.

It's easy to tell which towels should be used for drying the dishes when they have pictures of the dishes themselves on them, right?

But the multiples didn't stop with the dishtowels. More multiples tomorrow.

10 comments:

  1. love these! one, dewey!

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  2. i found these hoops several months ago and LOVE them, the are quick to move around, easy on fabrics and cheap too... http://needleworkcorner.safeshopper.com/72/2393.htm?848
    never bought from the store there, but it was the best photo i could find on-line.

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  3. What a cute idea for the embroidery!

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  4. LOVE the dishtowels! So charming!

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  5. great embroidery! lovely idea.

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  6. great embroidery! lovely idea.

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  7. these are wonderful. your stitches are so tiny teeny!

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  8. oh my gosh. such tiny detail! They are just wonderful.

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  9. sonja poor7:53 PM

    Great embroidery; love the glasses.

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  10. Anonymous5:57 PM

    Thats weird haha, i babysit 2 yr old twins, and they always say "Dewey dewey dewey dewey..." And we have no idea where they got it from!

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