Quilting, Farming, Variety

Sunday, June 15, 2014

June Addition to the Hope Chest

The June addition to the hope chest is a set of three embroidered dishtowels.  The towels, made from 100% cotton, with loops by which to hang them,  were purchased at Wal Mart.  I used a vintage pattern for the designs.  

Three things lead me to date the pattern in the late 1950s: 1)the style of clothing worn by the lady, 2)the sticker reads Ben Franklin Stores and the price is 15 cents, 3)my maiden name is written on the envelope and I was married in 1960.   From the back of the pattern: "Old kitchen friends come to life in these gay, easy-to-follow embroidery motifs designed to make your kitchen as inviting as your living room...and will bring a smile to your face as you go about your daily tasks."  Since there were three towels to the package, I chose these motifs to embroider:




The last design is my favorite; just look at the angst in the little vegetables' faces as the saucepan says, "Come with me."

Enjoy,
Charlotte

P.S.  I hate to do this, but I have put word verification back on for now.  I was getting so many spam comments.  Why can't some people leave an old woman, who minds her own business, with peace of mind!  Maybe it won't have to stay on for too long.





17 comments:

  1. love the towels and the embroidery - prices sure have gone up haven't they!

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  2. This reminds me of ones I embroidered for myself back in 1958. I probably got the towels and pattern from the Ben Franklin store--our "craft" store back then.

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  3. I just love, love, love these. I have a bunch of old patterns, I wish I would take the time to sew them.

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  4. Those are very sweet. They also make the best dishtowels!

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  5. Hi Charlotte, the towels with embroidery are cute as can be, and sure to bring smiles to the cook using them,

    About spam comments, what works for me is to have settings set where comments on posts more a week old require approval. For me, the spam comments are 99% on older posts.
    So aggravating!

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  6. Great new towels to add to the Hope Chest. Fun to see a design from the past.

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  7. These are so cute! It must have been fun choosing & stitching these three designs!

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  8. Yes, poor little vegetables...! My first embroidery work was on a set of dishtowels which went into my hope chest (bottom drawer of my bedroom chest). I love the patterns you chose for this pretty little set.

    Word verification doesn't seem to be as difficult as it once was.

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  9. Charlotte, I love your embroidery work. These are so cute! These would make me smile every time I saw them.
    :)

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  10. Awe, you do such awesome work and so talented on anything. I wish i could do that. They are so pretty. Hope you have a nice week. Hugs, xo

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  11. Those dish towels turned out to be so cute! The expressions on the faces of those vegetables made me smile. They are almost too cute to use!

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  12. What a delightful and whimsical set of dishtowels. I adore the old patterns. Someone is going to get a lot of days of smiles out of your cute towels. :)

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  13. These dishtowels are so pretty. I recall my mother used to do this kind of embroidery and handwork. I love the patterns. You are such a talented person. I wish I could do work like this. It's so lovely.

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  14. You make some of my favorite things Charlotte. I have a set of Mon - Sun. embroidered towels my Mom made me, and I just love them. Your hope chest is filling with such beautiful things.
    I'm always so happy to hear from you. I hope all is well on the farm.
    I'm so sorry about those spam comments. I don't understand that sort of thing at all.
    Love to you friend.

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  15. Just adorable. I love the dishtowels. How fun.

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  16. Lovely embroidered towels. Did you sew the hooks on or did they come that way? Nancy

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