This blurry picture didn't come out very well, but I think it's very interesting as a testament to determination. This spider must have spun this web, which spans the sliding glass door to the deck, last evening/night. I know she did it then, because yesterday afternoon, she was in almost the same spot, and D carefully removed her, thinking she'd spin where he decided to put her. Back she came, though, to set up again. I haven't moved her, but she sure picked an inconvenient spot. I hadn't realized that she would have a territorial aspect to her nature.
Just a few examples of my towel/dishcloth frenzy. The greenish/willow is linen and it is a mate to a grape one; the others are cotton. The cotton is from a regional producer in North Carolina, which makes me feel good about keeping my dollar somewhat local (although I had to darken the doors of Wal-Mart to purchase it . . . compromises, compromises).
I got the patterns for the cotton cloths from a crafter blogger.