I cannot count my day complete
'Til needle, thread and fabric meet.
~Author Unknown

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Thursday...........

the last day of the set to show you since I have posted all of these last Friday. I have to say.........this is my favorite design out of the whole set.

These are my favorite dishes out of my collection..........Homer Laughlen, Virginia Rose. I have loved this since I first saw it at my Grandmother's house.....when I was young, ..............so many years ago..........

Any time I am lucky enough to find a piece of this, I grab it up, even if it is chipped.  The embroidery is finished on this set, I still need  to embroider the decorative stitch on the bottom edge of each towel. I am going to keep this set for myself and hang each one every day of the week in my kitchen. I might embroider another set for my shop at a later date.  For this week, I will leave this set of embroidered towels to go over once again..............then maybe my mind and my  needle will have created something new after this week is over.
Have a great creative week ahead!

10 comments:

lil red hen said...

I knew it just had to be a plate! And, I just knew you had to have some HLC too! I have several pieces of the Virginia Rose. Did you see my post about HLC?

I have thoroughly enjoyed watching for each new towel and I certainly don't blame you for keeping them for yourself!

Your instructions for making the closed blanket stitch was helpful. Thanks!

Ladybug said...

Oh Lovley .... :-) Beautiful work

Warm Autunm Blessings
Ladybug

Betty Lou said...

Lovely, both dishes and tea towels. What wonderful memories you have of your grandmother.

Shilpa said...

All these are as beautiful as you always make them Kathleen. You embroidery truly reminds me of the yesteryears. So beautiful!!!

Sue said...

Beautiful absolutely beautiful, and I love to hear stories about grandmothers, my grandmother had such a profound effect on me, and she made all of her clothes, and was an avid quilter.but most of all she was a great Christian.
Sue

Miss Holly said...

What a beautiful job you are doing! I want to do a teacup or teapot piece myself! Thank you for visiting my site and yes I did do the embroidery ...one of my favorite themes is clotheslines...I just love them....Have a lovely day!

Gina E. said...

Gosh, I can't believe you stitched all seven in one week! They are all beautiful, and will greatly enhance your kitchen I'm sure. I wish I could do that! I guess if I put my mind to it, I could, but so many other things get in the way of a quiet hour or so of stitching...

Cora from Hidden Riches said...

I went back today to look at the whole set, and it is just beautiful!!!! I love it all. I'm especially drawn to pitchers and creamers --- don't know why, but I love them. the one picture with the faded violets on it ---- I'm sure that is handpainted by a somewhat of a beginner china painter. I took lessons for several years in china painting and loved every minute of it. But when I look at my beginning work (which I thought was a masterpiece) and then later pieces, I knew that my first pieces lacked the depth and crispness that you learn to do as time goes on. You did a beautiful job with the embroidery --- but then, you ALWAYS do!!!!!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Your embroidery work is just so perfect and beautiful! I hardly ever keep anything I make so good for you keeping this set for yourself. I have a feeling you are speedy gonzales with needle and thread and could whip up another set in no time. :) Hope your day is great. Tammy

Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

I love every one of the designs in this collection. You just blow me away every time.

Pat