Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Trimming Towels

November is here already, arriving in a flourish of  falling leaves and mist.   A worrying time as the falling leaves despite their beauty means danger for those not as steady on their feet.  My husband is once again struggling with his RA, a recent flare up means swollen and painful limbs and not a lot of sleep, making walking quite difficult.   He had a steroid injection yesterday so hopefully that will help until his next appointment with the consultant, arranged for next week.

The diary is filling up already for next month, busy times that I love.  I am thrilled that all three daughters are coming home all at once with their little families so that we can all be together for a short while.  I am going to do a lot of baking and batch cooking so that I can spend quality time with them and not in the kitchen.  I am going to spend a couple of hours browsing cook books and then create a menu.  Exciting times.

I have spent the morning in the craft room finishing off some projects that I am working on for Santa and adding to the towels.  With so many visitors expected I thought it prudent to add to the towel stack.


 
I have bought some basic cotton towels and added  some festive cotton and vintage lace.  A touch of luxury and seasonal all ready for my guests.
 

 
Made with love  and all ready to be added to the bathrooms along with some seasonal toiletries and candles.   I do keep looking at soap making and wonder if I dare.  The chemicals frighten me a little, is there any real danger or is it all in my mind?  I would love to hear about your experience of  making soap and other toiletries.
 
Thank you for all your wonderful comments on my previous posts, it is so wonderful to hear from you.  I would also like to welcome new followers and visitors I hope that you find something to enjoy about my little adventures through life.
 
See you soon.
 

42 comments:

  1. Brilliant idea, they are very nice.

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  2. I love the pretty fabrics and details you've added to the towels in preparation for the festive season!

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  3. They're really lovely, it makes a plain towel in to something extra special. How lovely having all your family together at once. I'm sure you're really looking forward to spending time all together, and I bet they are too.

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  4. my mom used to make the prettiest towels trimmed with seasonal stuff :) Lovely gifts!!

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  5. Good morning! Oh, how exciting to have your family planning visits. You are so good at planning ahead. I love your towels and I enjoy making these types too. You inspire me. Maybe I can get in my craft room soon. I am so sorry to hear about your hubby. My mom had RA and it is difficult to live with...for him and for you. Much love,
    Linda

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  6. Your Christmas towels are lovely, so festive and welcoming, I especially love the added vintage lace. My husband also has RA, although he changed his diet big time and hasn't needed a steroid injection for about ten years now. Hope your hubby feels better soon.

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  7. Hope your husband's arthritis gives him some relief. Love the towels.

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  8. Beautiful idea for Christmas towels. You have a lot to anticipate! What fun! I hope your husband soon feels relief.

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  9. Hope your husband gets some relief soon MM.
    I really love your towels. They look so much nicer than plain towels.
    So nice to hear you have some wonderful family time coming up-x-

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  10. Your towels are just beautiful. It's a nice way to add seasonal touches to the rooms that aren't typically decorated. I'm so happy that your family will all be together. Holidays aren't the same without family are they? Prayers for your dear husband that he will have relief from pain very soon.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  11. RA is a bugger and I hate it. I know your husband does, too. Hope that the shot gave pain relief. Does your husband also have a holistic doctor?

    Wonderful preps and plans for your holiday. Your trimmed towels are giving me ideas.

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  12. The towels will add just the right touch to your guest bath.
    xx Beca

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  13. Beautiful personalised towels !!!
    Hug
    Anna

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  14. Lorraine, you are so danged talented, lady!

    LOVE these towels - what perfect gifts!!! ♥

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  15. I hope your husband feels better soon, your towels are lovely so pretty with the vintage lace. :) x

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  16. The towels are very pretty. They will add the perfect seasonal touch to your bathrooms. I hope your husband is feeling a little better after his injection. X

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  17. I'm sorry your husband is suffering. I hope he feels better now. Your towels are looking very festive. How fun your girls and grandkids will all be there. Lucky you. 2 of my 3 kids live far away and so it will just be our one son and his family here for the holidays. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  18. I hope the steroid injection helps your husband.
    I can imagine how you are looking forward to having your daughters and their families come home.
    Your towels are so pretty and festive!

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  19. Those towels look beautiful, I love the lace you add on too. Hope your hubbys injection is easing his pain xx

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  20. How wonderful to have your three daughters and families all at once! Love the idea of doing some batch cooking, too. Your towels are so sweet - you are so very creative! Hope your hubby gets some relief from his RA. My daughter has RA, too. She was just diagnosed last year....It's so painful. Sending hugs xo Karen

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  21. You must be looking forward to your family coming and enjoying the preparations which will make the stay comfortable. The towels are pretty. I hope your husband gets some relief from the painful RA that has flared up again.

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  22. Nice towels Mama! I always think I am going to do projects like that and then never get round to them! Jo x

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  23. What a lovely idea and so special for guests. I hope the steroid injection helps and your husband's flare-up settles soon.

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  24. They look wonderful 🎄

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  25. They look wonderful 🎄

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  26. Your towel looks very beautiful. Happy to hear that all are going to come under a single tree. Have a nice time! Enjoy!

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  27. Your towels looks so pretty! I wish I could find more time to be creative but not right now. Tired from work day and bible study and a bit of back issue that has made me need to turn in early for a good sleep seriously needed! Good to hear your daughters and family are coming all together for Christmas. Not sure how ours is working this year but had fun Sat. with all our little grandchildren! Take care, my friend!

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  28. Very pretty towels, you have been a busy bee ! We are only 5 at Christmas, so there is not very much to do. I don't even know if we have to go to Amsterdam or if they come here to Waterloo.

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  29. I'm sorry that your husband is in so much pain, it's so difficult to get along without a good nights sleep. Your towels are so pretty, may even attempt that myself. Woo xx

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  30. Trimming the towels is a great idea. I have seen some pretty Christmas fabrics in the fabric store recently, so now you have my mind fixing on making some up for myself. The festive towels you purchase in the store are always a little disappointing.
    I read your previous post and LOVE the table! The chair and cushion look great too. What a nice set to have in the craft room :)
    I hope your husband finds some help with his situation. Aching joints can be so miserable in the winter weather.
    Wendy

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  31. Your towels are so pretty. I have a few fancy towels packed away from before we had children and I always wonder if it's time to get them out again. Maybe they're ready. I've been catching up with your posts and I love your new furniture. How lovely to have it in the craft room. I hope your husband's RA will not give him too much trouble this winter. Take care and have a good weekend.

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  32. Gorgeous towels! What a lovely idea. Do enjoy your visitors and I hope hubby feels better soon x

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  33. The leaves were flying here today too but the temps are I the 80's! I am so DONE with this hot stuff! Supposed to cool down the to the 60's for the next week...now that's more like it! :)

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  34. Hope your husband soon feels better. How blessed to have your children all visit at once.......and your towels are lovely!

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  35. Hope your husband soon feels better. How blessed to have your children all visit at once.......and your towels are lovely!

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  36. Your towels are so pretty:)
    Have a great visit will your company,
    and best wishes to your husband.

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  37. Your towels are so beautiful! I hope your husband heals quickly. Hugs.

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  38. I will take a set of those blue ones thanks. O they are so lovely I like them both but those are my favorites... I never see anything with deep blue and christmas and lave to boot... It will be nice to visit with your family.. Have a lovely evening with love Janice

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  39. Don't mean to be Debbie Downer, but recently read about how unsanitary bar soap is if you're sharing it with other people in the shower etc. So now I'm sticking with the liquid kind. Your towels are lovely. Your crafting puts us all to shame.

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  40. Beautiful towels. Such a simple idea that looks really effective.

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  41. I LOVE those towels. I've been working on an advent calendar for my sister and cousin and I think I might add embellished hand towels! Then they could put them in their half bath for when they have company. Great idea to do some preparation ahead of time and not spend all of your time in the kitchen. I hope you have a fantastic time with your family.

    Cindy Bee

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  42. You are going to have a wonderful time with your family. Hope your husband is feeling better very soon.

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