Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Teapot Tea Towel


Today I helped my dear friend, Karleen, celebrate her birthday. We had a lovely afternoon together, sharing lunch, conversation and a walk through a small herb farm. I had fun preparing a gift bag for her that was filled with gifts I thought she would enjoy. She opened it in her kitchen, a place we gravitate to whenever I'm there, as it is such a cozy place. Karleen's kitchen is decorated in blue and white. A tiny teapot print is made into a patchwork valance over her kitchen window, and tea themed cross-stitch adorn the wall. A tea set, a tea print, and teacups are strategically displayed for a lovely, overall effect. Blue and white is one of my very favorite color combinations and Karleen uses this scheme effectively in her home. I thought it only fitting that I stitch her a tea towel in blue and white as well. Stitched on a white, flour sack towel and trimmed with delicate white lace, this tea towel now hangs on a decorative towel rack in Karleen's kitchen. It was stitched fondly with warm thoughts of my neighbor and friend. Happy Birthday, Karleen!

4 comments:

  1. Such a darling embroidery you done. I've never seen one like that, it's very pretty!

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  2. Your tea towel is so charming. I am sure your friend loved it. Clarice

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  3. What a beautiful embroidery!!!

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  4. Oh fantastic! I can only imagine how delightful it was for her to receive this towel!!

    Sorry about the Tom Jones, lol. Yet glad you agree--there just wasn't anything to do BUT play that song today. Hope your day is blessed many times over. xoxo

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