Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Therapeutic dishcloths

Throughout this year, I have been busy knitting what I call “therapeutic dishcloths.” I have found simple knitting and embroidery projects to be a very good way to de-stress. It seems as though if I keep my hands busy, my mind can’t wander down the dangerous alleys of “what if…” that make my heart start to race, my lungs start to hyperventilate, and my levels of adrenaline and cortisol to surge. 

Here are some of the results of my labor. Besides being useful, they are quite pretty, I think! Ah, I feel more relaxed already.

International Quilt Festival – Houston 2012, Part 5

Renaissance Ribbons makes some of the most beautiful ribbons! They now have ribbons designed from quilters like Tula Pink, Kaffe Fassett, Anna Maria Horner and Sue Spargo. This is not your average ribbon; it is very high quality.

Displays in their booth show some innovative ways to use ribbon in quilts and wearables.

Aren’t they delicious? It was so hard to choose, so I came home with quite a few yards. Want some for yourself? You can purchase it here