Wednesday, July 25, 2012

First Vintage Dish Towel

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. =)


  1. Anonymous7/26/2012

    They look real nice!! can't wait to see the others.

  2. Your towel turned out so cute! I've done simple embroidery, usually just making it up ... but have never done this type before, or used different stitches. My list of things I'd like to do is very, very, very long. :) Have a great day! Tammy

  3. Just love these little dishtowels you're doing--they turned out great. I would love to try this again, I used to do so much counted cross stitch that embroidery was not high on my list. I need to pull out some old, never completed projects and give it a try. You''re inspiring!

  4. How cute! You did a GREAT job!

  5. That is darling! Yes, we're very blessed to be able to learn whatever we're interested in these days.

  6. Oh my. Sooooo cute. Thanks, too, Anne, for your visits. Susan

  7. Anne, that is sooo cute! I'm sure your completed set will become a wonderful heirloom. laurie

  8. Even "unironed," it looks great!

  9. I'm impressed that you were able to figure out how to do this without any help from someone in the room!

  10. Super cute...I love your towels, you do such lovely hand work. They would be the do not use towels in my house, they are the look but do not touch the pretty towels :)
    Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

  11. You did a fantastic job.

    Great work.

    I don't know why your post didn't show up
    in my Google reader as I would have commented as soon as it had.

    Must check that out...

    anyway hope all well and wishing you a happy Monday x

  12. It came out so sweet Anne!! Love it!! They are so fun to make!! Have a great week! xo Heather

  13. This is absolutely adorable and came out wonderfully. Maybe I should give that needle work stuff ONE MORE try. I have more than a few epic failures in my history.


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