Monday, February 11, 2013
More Vintage Treasures
[Unfortunately, the inspector could not be convinced that our new church kitchen is not a commercial kitchen; as a result, we can not have any potlucks or bring in any food that is not commercially prepared. I don't know if that's the result of an anti-Christian bias or something else. But I do know that for those of us who love to cook for people we love, taking the potlucks away from a church removes a lot more than just food!]
The hem of the bunny towel in the first photo was hand stitched with a feather stitch, much of which has worn away.
JoAnn said a couple of the ladies thought no one would want these; they were going to throw them away. I absolutely love flour sack towels. My first embroideries were done on flour sack toweling. Then when I was in third grade and my mother decided it was time for me to learn to use the sewing machine (her Singer 201), it became my job to hem the feed sack towels. We didn't buy flour in those sacks, but after feed and seed companies stopped using printed fabrics, they still used unprinted cotton sacks for many years. We washed them and bleached out the writing and then hemmed them.
Of course, I love them. And of course I will use them! And I hope the church ladies enjoy the new towels in the new kitchen half as much as I'll love using these old ones in my old kitchen!