Starting a new year is usually steeped in anticipation and excitement for what is in store, what lies ahead. This year was no exception. I am excited to continue with the T Block quilt along, improving my flying geese skills, possibly finishing Wishing You Good Will and starting the tulip quilt top along with continuing with a few other started projects but…
On January 1st I was determined to find my parents wedding album for that one certain picture I wanted to frame.
Instead of finding the wedding picture, at the bottom of the huge steamer trunk I found three cross stitch samplers I didn’t remember seeing before, but I must have. Only one had the makers initials and date.
Eighty three years old, done by C.L., 1935 ~ who was C.L. ? I had an idea. I have quite a few things in our home that belonged to my husbands first wife who passed quite young (may her memory be a blessing) Questioning him on her parents names, I learned her mother was Kathleen Loen. I had the L and a little digging with Ancestry I discovered Kathleen’s mother was Clara Loen born 1904 in Washington. This had to be hers. She was thirty one when she did this and I can imagine how proud she must have felt to have this hanging in her home.
Mystery easily solved and I have started the new year with a priceless memory from the past. She is no longer at the bottom of the trunk!
Be it ever so humble, there is no place like home.
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I just finished the Saturday and Sunday kitchen tea towels. While they turned out really sweet I could kick my self with one of the wooden shoes. I had posted a photo of Monday and Tuesday
but in my rush to get the project finished and in the mail for gift giving on time, I forgot to get a photo of Wed. – Fri.. So no photo finish with this race.
On all the towels I kept the dress colors the same, the dark blue and turquoise except on Saturday for birthday cake giving!
Is it only me? why tea towel I thought and a quick google look see answered my question. Simply put: the term tea towel is used in England and here in the states we know it as a dish towel. Tea towels were used to dry the china that was used while serving tea ~ makes sense. Here we use it for just about everything and anything. There are endless sites and posts on tea towels. I never thought I would find tea towels such a fascinating read ~ but I have.
The tea towel/flour sack kitchen towel set project has been started. I had forgotten how much I enjoy embroidering and how careful you must be with the hot iron transfers. I single pinned the transfer on. Lifting up just a tiny tiny bit to see how I was doing, I didn’t get the transfer back down in the exact right spot. By towel/day 7 I had the technique down pat.
Two completed while binge watching The Father Brown Mystery’s series on Netflix.
Wednesday is saying ‘oh my’ as I wasn’t the clearest with the transfer printing. You can see where I doubled up a bit. I think it will be ok since I had a similar problem on Monday.
Well I thought 6 season of Father Brown would see me through this project but I guess I was wrong. I am just starting Wednesday and am into the 6th season with 5 more episodes to go.
In my last post I introduced my newest project ~ a set of Monday though Sunday embroidered tea towels. I had found hidden in this wonderful wine bottle case from the Inglenook winery a stockpile of embroidery threads for the project.
Since I hadn’t embroidered in years, a quick sample project seemed a good idea and what better sample than ~
of course something to do with wine
I think I am ready to get started!