I've always enjoyed hand embroidering. My mother did it, her mother did it, and I'm sure my great grandmother did, as well. There's just something soothing about holding a threaded needle in your hand and turning out something beautiful!
I took Home Ec in junior high school and of course we had certain sewing projects we had to complete. When we were given a free for all project, I chose embroidery. I embroidered all over a pain of denim jeans. And I mean ALL OVER!!! This was the 70's, so it was a hot stuff! In high school, I embroidered roses on denim shirts. I even had a guy pay me to embroider a shirt, yellow roses, for him. Still, one of my favorite things were the kitchen t-towels, as my mom called them. White cotton flour sacks great for drying dishes.
I came across a pattern at our local quilt store awhile back for these t-towel patterns. One for each day of the week. Cute cottage flower pots! Then you add a scrap of your favorite fabric to a corner and stitch it with a blanket stitch all around the towel. I'm so in love with these! I've collected these "days of the week" towels over the years from antique shops. When I hold one in my hands, I can't help but wonder what the women were like who took the time to sit and stitch and maybe reflect on their life. Here I go getting all nostalgic and sentimental! Where's my kleenex? :)
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