Yippee! I completed my first vintage dish towel. This one was way easier to complete than that last project I posted. This one took just a few days! So easy and so much fun. You could even give these as homemade gifts. At the time I purchased these iron on transfers and dish towels, I also I got the colored floss I wanted. When I got home and opened up the transfers, it suggested that the nose and the eye lashes be black and the eyes blue. Pink was the color of the tongue. The other colors were to be done in bright natural colors. So I went back to the store to get the pink and a darker blue. The other colors I got were spot on. Also when reading the transfer directions, it suggested what embroider stitches to use. I mean come on. How much easier could this get for a gal who's never embroidered? I looked up the stitches that this project required and copied them so that I could refer back to them...
I ironed the transfer on. This was my first time. Some spots were lighter than others. The markings really do need to be dark for obvious reasons. You have to be able to see where the heck your next stitch goes, which is a big understatement and I have good vision!!!
I was so excited about this project that I was even getting up early to work on it before I had to do my regular days work. And that's saying something, cause I'm on summer break right now.
So here it is, my finished project...
I even washed this before showing it to you. I didn't iron it though. Cause who irons dish towels right? I think that this turned out so cute. I'm happy with it. Aren't us ladies so lucky though to have the computer and YouTube? Cause back in the day, this kind of needle work was taught from the other woman in their families. And this was a relatively easy project. There is a lot of embroidered projects that are way more intricate than the one that I just did.
I want to thank each and every one of you for your sweet comments in my last post. I have met new blogger friends and also have remained connected with some of my original followers. Each and every one of you have beautiful blogs and you inspire me so much. And I just love to visit all of your blogs to see what you all have been up too. Thank you for stopping in.
I'm signing off......from Peek-A-Boo Street!
P.S. My blog will be 'under construction.' Things might look a little weird around here. I want to change a few things around. But I will keep my pic in the upper right hand corner of the side bar so that you know it's me. =)