My Grandma loved to embroider. She a tin of embroidery floss sitting on the lamp table next to her living room couch and in her spare time she would sit and make tea towels, pillowcases and all sorts of other pretty items. She made hundreds of sets of tea-towels for church bazaars and friends. And she made a set for each of her grandchildren.
I think I was about 11 or 12 years old when I picked out this cute embroidered and appliqued Sunbonnet Sue pattern. The next time I came to visit, she had them all made up for me. (I display them in the kitchen, but I don't wipe dishes with them, because I want them to last forever.)
This is another set that she made. These have yellowed a bit and I need to clean them up using some of Gails tips at Faithfulness Farm. (how to take care of vintage linens.) Isn't the muddy puppy adorable?
My Grandma embroidered these pictures too. They hang on my family room wall. I just love them.
So it's no wonder that I grew up loving embroidered items. I picked up these next two kitchen towels online. I do not know if they are vintage or not, but the patterns sure are.I collect embroidered pillowcases, especially bluebirds. (Bluebird starts with B.) I use these on our beds all the time.
I am also joining Jenny Matlock at Alphabe-Thursday. Come and visit all the other B's.