Monday, June 12, 2006

Patriotic Tea Towel

Last Friday I mailed my last tea towel to my exchange partner in Florida. After a year of happily stitching, our tea towel exchange group is taking a break until autumn. I sent this tea towel off with mixed emotions. It is definitely primitive and quirky! The pattern is by "Pieceable Dry Goods" and has a tea and a patriotic theme. Since this exchange was for the 4th of July, I thought the design appropriate. The pattern was originally designed to be made into a sampler, stitched on tea dyed muslin and embroidered in brown. Because I was stitching on a pure white tea towel, I decided color would be nicer. I started with a red, white, and blue theme, but quickly came to the conclusion that I needed to make the stars yellow. Everything fell together from there. Although this tea towel is not technically 'color appropriate' for the holiday, I decided it would do because there are many colors, including yellow, exhibited in the magnificent fireworks of July 4!


  1. Anonymous12:28 AM

    I love the towel you stitched, LaDonna. It is fun and special. It is such a pleasure to come to Gracious Hospitality and read such uplifting content and enjoy your excellent photos. Thank you for the time you make to make others feel happy.

  2. Thank you, Martha. It's so nice to have you as a Gracious Hospitality guest. And thanks for the encouragement on the tea towel. . . :)


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