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!