Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Finished Tea Towels

While sitting in the hospital waiting room back on the day when Mama had her neck surgery, I had the opportunity to work quite a bit on the tea towels that I was embroidering. And shortly after that day, I was able to finish them . . .





This was such a fun project to do, and now I am looking forward to either using the towels sometime or decorating with them!

30 comments:

  1. Those look really pretty! You did a great job. I'm working on a set myself and am just stumped on what color to use to outline the arm. What did you use?

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  2. How cute! I love them.

    It looks like you put lots of hard work into them. Good job.

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  3. Those are so pretty! You did a wonderful job:) Did you use a pattern for the ladies in them? I have a embroidery project, but it is taking me a while to finish it.

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  4. What lovely days-of-the-week patterns, Sarah ~ and beautiful handwork!

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  5. Sarah,,they are so sweet. I have a few of these myself that my Mama found at a small antique shop years ago...I haven't the heart to use them as they are so nice..I was thinking about perhaps making them into little pillow covers?

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  6. Beautiful. It reminds me of an old folk song (English) that my Grandmother sang.
    'Twas on a Monday morning,
    that I beheld my darling,
    She looked so sweet and charming , in every high degree.
    She looked so sweet and charming, oh,
    a doing of the washing , oh
    Dashing away with the smoothing iron......

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  7. I have been hunting high and low for those sort of patterns. I always loved those sort of towels as a child. Well done.

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  8. How very cute!:) I enjoy embrodering although it has been awhile since I last did any.

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  9. Oh those are lovely!! You did a very nice job and I am sure that you will treasure them for many years.

    --Linda

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  10. Sarah,
    Praying that all goes well with your mom's surgery!

    We sure enjoyed the wedding photos. Thanks so much!

    Love, Miss Lila

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  11. All the best for your Mum's quick recovery. And very neat work, those towels are! Much in keeping with the piece of antique farmhouse furniture they are adorning.

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  12. This are lovely! I enjoy reading your blog, it is so sweet!
    God bless your day,
    Frannie

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  13. Those look so pretty, Sarah! You did a great job on them!

    (I thought I left a comment on this last night, but I guess it didn't show up! :)

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  14. Thank you, Jenny! That's neat that you are working on a set yourself. :) Are you using the same patterns that I used? The color that I ended up using for the arm was 739 – it was a color that I already had on hand, and it ended up working well! Have fun embroidering! :)

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  15. Thank you, Becky, for your kind comment! It was a lot of work, but it was fun! And it was nice having something to keep my hands busy. :)

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  16. Thank you, Desiree! Yes, I did use a pattern for the ladies (and I free-handed the days of the week.) The pattern was Aunt Martha’s “3553 – Colonial Girl Tea Towel Motifs.” Embroidery does take awhile to do, that’s for sure. :) Have fun with yours!

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  17. Thank you, Ellen! How wonderful that you have some of these that your Mama found! I know what you mean about not having the heart to use them. :) I’m still not sure if I’ll actually use mine, or just have them for decorating with. What a good idea to make them into little pillow covers. It seems that would be something that would turn out really nice!

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  18. Thank you, Elizabeth! And thank you also for sharing that old folk song. :) What a special memory to have of your Grandmother singing it!

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  19. Thank you, Suze! We recently discovered that the patterns can be found online (just type in “Aunt Martha’s iron on transfers”) – I hope that helps! They are really nice patterns, and they are fun to do!

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  20. Thank you, Emily! Embroidering is so enjoyable to do, isn’t it?! I hadn’t done any for awhile either until this project, and it was fun doing it again.

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  21. Thank you for your sweet comment, Linda! :)

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  22. It was so very nice to hear from you again, Miss Lila! Thank you for commenting! My Mom’s surgery (which was awhile ago) did go very well, and she has done very well with the recovery, too, which was a blessing. Thank you for your prayers! And I am so glad that you enjoyed the wedding photos! :)

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  23. Thank you, Agnes, for your kind comment! It was fun setting up to photograph the tea towels with using different antiques and all. :) And my Mom’s recovery has been going very well! :) Thank you!

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  24. Thank you for your encouraging comment, Frannie! And welcome to my blog. :) I look forward to visiting yours!

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  25. Thank you, Joy! :) (And thank you for commenting again . . . The other one must not have gone through!)

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  26. ooooh! Beautiful tea towels! I love your idea of using every day of the week!!!! So cool! Did you do the picture yourself? It's almost a shame to use them! I think they'd be neat for decorating!

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  27. Thank you, Mary! :) I used a pattern for the ladies on the tea towels, and then put on the days of the week myself. They were fun to do! Like you, I think the towels would be neat to use for decorating!

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  28. I'm kind of behind on commenting (as evidenced by the fact that I'm just now leaving a comment on a post almost a month old), but I did want to tell you that those turned out just beautiful, Sarah! They're ever so pretty! Embroidery is so enjoyable, isn't it? Even though it can take a while to do. But often times it seems that the things that take the longer to complete often end up so much nicer, because time was put into them. (I guess I'm rambling on a bit here =)

    You know, Sarah, it would be so much fun to meet you in person sometime! Maybe one day we will be able to :)

    ~Blessings~
    Amy

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  29. Thank you so much for all of your wonderful comments, Amy! It was so nice to hear from you again, and I enjoyed reading each and every one of them. :)

    Thank you also for your kind words regarding the tea towels! Embroidery is so enjoyable to do, but like you shared, it is time-consuming! But well worth it in the end. And no, you weren’t rambling at all! I enjoyed reading what you shared. :)

    I would love to meet you in person sometime as well!! And like you shared, maybe someday we will be able to. :)

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Thanks so much for your comment! Each one is read and enjoyed. :)