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Saturday, February 07, 2009
Embroidered Towels


These are little embroidered dishtowels that my Mom made for me years ago. When Donnetta asked for suggestions for a way to use the towels she had, I thought of them. They were packed away with all the other things I packed when I thought we had a buyer for our house.

I unpacked them and hung them up so I could show her how I usually display mine. I'm glad to have them back in their proper place again. I noticed, however, that they are a bit dingy and wrinkly - so I will give them a freshening up this week.

My Dad made the little shelf they're hanging on. I usually have a little collection of pitchers on the shelf. I'm thinking of retrieving those from their cardboard prison too!

I love the way each towel has the day's chore represented. Ah the "good old days", when it really did take all day to do the laundry. I actually love so many things about those good old days, but I am truly thankful for my modern conveniences.

Have a blessed weekend.
 
  posted at 12:58 PM
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14 Comments:
At 3:53 PM, Blogger Katrina said...

Linda,

those are such pretty dishtowels! I really enjoy doing embroidery and I like the vintage look of these.

thank you for stopping by my blog today and commenting! I really appreciate it and I don't mind at all when you look around. (warm smile)

hope you are having a good weekend!

Katrina

 
At 6:21 PM, Blogger Abba's Girl said...

Very pretty. You know since you hung them up...and if you put everything back out that you pre-packed...you will have a buyer...just kidding, that sounds superstitious.

I am already aching from yard work today and I did not even get the hedge trimmers and chain saw out...yet. I hear an Aleve calling my name.

Have a blessed Sabbath.

Annette

 
At 6:32 PM, Blogger Susie said...

Hi Linda,
I have a similar set that Grandma made for Mom. Like you, I like somethings about the good old days, but truly appreciate my modern appliances!
xo

 
At 10:44 PM, Blogger kelli said...

Oh, Linda...how lovely! What precious memories these most hold for you!

I didn't know you were in the process of selling your home! I must've found your blog after you mentioned that?! Are you moving in the area or somewhere new?

Thanks for sharing the picture of your mom's towels and your dad's shelf. They are priceless! And...if you put up the pitchers, it'd be nice to see a picture of them as well:)

 
At 2:03 PM, Blogger the voice of melody said...

Those are beautiful! What a wonderful talent it took your mom to make those. :)

 
At 3:35 PM, Blogger kelli said...

Linda...thanks for sharing the tale of your home with me. We were up in the Gruene/New Braunfels area a couple of years ago...don't know if that's near you or not, but the hill country is just gorgeous!

How unsettling it must be living in "wait." It would be so hard to unpack and yet so hard to live without your lovely, meaningful things...the things that make your home yours. *sigh*

I'll be praying, Linda!
...kelli

 
At 3:36 PM, Blogger Dawn said...

I can remember doing something like that when I was first learning to embroider. So cute! And I'm glad they're out of their cardboard prison, and that they'll be joined by their friends soon!

 
At 4:24 PM, Blogger grammy said...

Precious dish towels. My mom sewed all of our clothes on a treadle sewing machine like that one pictured. I still have the machine but it is being stored. I never inherited the talent for sewing. (o:

 
At 6:13 PM, Blogger green gables girl said...

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At 6:16 PM, Blogger Tammy said...

Hi Linda,
I'm so sorry I haven't commented in a while! Actually, for some reason, I cannot save your blog in bloglines, and that's part of the reason...besides being so far behind stopping by everywhere lately! ;)

These hand towels are so sweet! What treasures they are...I love the vintage look...and the fact that your mom made them for you is even better!

Hugs,
~Tammy

 
At 6:36 PM, Blogger Amy said...

So pretty!

 
At 7:38 PM, Blogger Diane@Diane's Place said...

Here's another one who hasn't been getting updates from your entries in my Bloglines. I'm going to delete your blog and resubscribe and see if that helps.

Most women from our Mothers' generation did needlework like your towels. Too bad some of the later generations don't value the needlework as they should.

Hope you have a great week, Linda. :o)

Love and hugs,

Diane

 
At 12:13 AM, Blogger Donnetta said...

Oh Linda, they're lovely!! What a fantastic way to display them also. I clicked on the picture to enlarge it so I could get a better look! :-)

Thanks for posting these so I could have a visual!! I can see why you would treasure them so.

 
At 8:10 PM, Blogger Susanne said...

Those are really lovely and a precious keepsake!

 

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