Quilting, Farming, Variety

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Me-e-ow-ow ~~~ "What's She Done Now?"

One of the first blogs I followed was Garden of Daises.  She hasn't written in a while, but there is where I saw these sweet vintage dishtowels which were a part of her collection:
http://patchofzinnias.blogspot.com/p/vintage-linens.html 

Then a few weeks ago I saw the beautiful work of Kathleen, http://yesteryearembroideries.blogspot.com/2017/05/i-call-themembroidered-appliqued.html and just knew I wanted to do work like this.

That's when I remembered a pattern I had that would be suitable for applique and embroidery on the same designs.


The towels were purchased at Wal Mart (Amazon has them also, but the price is a bit more.)  They're made from cotton and I think they will be very durable.  These are my finished towels:




I used gingham checks for the dresses and bonnets; gingham checks say "country" to me and they were used for little girls' dresses in days gone by.  I haven't seen checks in stores in years; do they not make them anymore?  If not, what a shame!

This was a fun, but time-consuming project.  
Charlotte





26 comments:

  1. Your towels turned out so cute! I love gingham too- and seersucker. Wish patch of zinnias was still blogging!

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  2. yes they still sell gingham type of cottons but you do have to look for them - cute towels

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  3. I remember "Garden of Daises" and use to follow along as well. Your towels turned out terrific. Love the gingham checks for the dresses. It does look like a lot of work; but now you have a wonderful set of kitchen towels!

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  4. I always liked brown gingham checks best of all, so I'm partial to Tuesday's towel, but Wednesday is my pick...well, really I love them all! (How about all that rain?!!)

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  5. They turned out lovely!!! That's a very cute vintage AM's pattern... may have to go hunt it down, lol. Appliquè & hand embroidery are beautiful combination, you did a beautiful job stitching these!!!
    Gingham is still in ;-), I've seen it at Joann & on quilt shops. Also seen some blouses in gingham recently... perhaps is coming back in fashion.

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  6. Charlotte, those are wonderful! You do such great work. :)

    xoxo

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  7. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE. I do some dishtowel embroidery too, but I have never added the applique. These gingham prints absolutely make the towels gorgeous. I'm going to try this on my next towel... my goal is to make myself a set of weekday towels too. Yours are lovely!

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  8. I love these, Charlotte! They look wonderful. I have always loved gingham. :)

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  9. These are adorable. You make such wonderful projects. You did a gorgeous job combining the fabric with embroidery.

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  10. I love them
    Maybe something I could do :)
    Love your header...

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  11. So Beautiful. I wish I had the patience and talent to do that. I have lots of embroidered items that I've got at yard sales and thrift stores and a few family items. I just love them.

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  12. Beautiful work. I hope you were able to see the solar eclipse in your part of the country. We had a total eclipse in western NC and it was awesome!

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  13. Charlotte, these are just darling! I love all of the colors you used! Just lovely!

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  14. Love these sweet towels!! You are so talented, and you inspire me...maybe, just maybe, I'll do some embroidery someday soon!!

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  15. Thank you for your sweet words, Charlotte, but your work to me is lovelier!

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  16. Your work is beautiful. I love the towels and the pattern. The colors are just lovely.

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  17. love the towels and patterns, I have some vintage pattern too, just haven't found the time to stitch them....many thanks for your comments. C

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  18. Hey Charlotte - just stopping by. I hope you're doing as well as you can.

    xoxo

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  19. Charlotte, The tea towels are adorable. They remind me so much of Sunbonnet Sue. I have several embroidered tea towels and use them, this type of towel is the best for drying dishes. Thank you for your comment on the boxes Steve made and his Hitty doll furniture. I know how lucky I am to have Steve. He is so good to make things for me. He loves working in his wood shop and doesn't seem to mind what the project is as long as he has something to do. Steve goes to the doctor on the 25th of this month to schedule his surgery to have his cataracts removed. I guess one eye first then the other later. Is this the surgery you had? He is ready to have it done then get back to doing what he loves to do with better vision. He doesn't seem anxious at all. I don't decorate for Halloween, we haven't had anyone stop in to trick or treat is all the years we've lived here! Mostly, I love fall and all the pretty colors.

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  20. Charlotte, I love those older iron on cross stitch patters, too---and cotton dish towels.
    Thank you so much for very nice comment at 'Wandering Thoughts! That post kinda got away from me and spilled onto the page. I love to "go back" and bring out my memories,don't you? :)

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  21. I love those older cross stitch patterns on dish towels. I recall my aunts, grandma, and mother always did this work. It is so pretty.

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  22. I'm catching up on reading blogs. Just popping in to say hello. I hope you are doing well and having a good autumn.

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  23. I deleted my latest post
    do not want to upset my children ")
    but thank you for commenting.
    Need to stop sharing abouy pain.

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  24. Hello once again, I just dropped by to wish you a very blessed and happy Thanksgiving!

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  25. Hope this finds you doing well, Charlotte!
    Wishing you a blessed and happy Thanksgiving!

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