Saturday, August 7, 2010

A Better Towel

After making Glenn's towel, I decided that I should test it to see if it would stand the roughness of childhood. So I started using it as my bathroom towel. Then I realized that all I had to do was just wash it a few times. So I washed it once and that was all it took. It started pulling apart, and did not look good. So I examined Aunt Karen's towel again and decided that I would try to do it her way.

I think it turned out great! With the exception of a few areas that I would prefer to look better, it looks a lot better than the one I made Glenn. I used bigger, chunkier letters and did a zig-zag stitch on every edge. The one thing I wish I wouldn't have done? Her whole name. Yes, it's nine letters long and it was a weight on my shoulders weighing me down, keeping me from starting more projects (like the Vacuum Chronicles, more later). This one should definitely withstand the test of childhood. Now to just re-do Glenn's...


  1. Kari, this looks so nice! You did a terrific job!

  2. I wonder how Genni will feel about her long name once she needs to learn to spell it. I remember that my dad wanted to name me Kathleen, but he thought it would be too hard for a kid to spell. Little did he know that I didn't know Katherine had two e's until I was like 6 or 7. Ha!