Kayla was home. She brought a bag of goodies with her that she found at Goodwill for $5.
You can see the bag on her lap. It was a big bag and filled with embroidery patterns.
Kayla and I both love embroidery…love it a lot! She decided rather than open the bag and look through it home, she’d bring it to my house and we could both drool over it.
We decided that someone must have been cleaning out “grandma’s house” and wasn’t interested in her things. We were both so thankful that they passed the goodies to Goodwill rather than throwing them away. We had so much for $5.
I’ve got a collection of my own embroidery towel patterns. I thought I had seen almost all of them…I had not. In fact, this little bag was filled with ones I had never seen.
Check out this one…read them in order. They are so cute.
This bird collection was… really neat.
Here is another cat set that is another “romantic” one.
Most of the days of the week towels I’ve seen were always ones that had the days printed on them. Many of these didn’t. I liked that. Somehow using a Wednesday towel on a Friday bothered me. Silly, I know.
The lady who originally owned them must have been a cat lover as there were lots of cat ones.
The style you see below is really good for beginning stitchers. The short lines used as an outline are stitchers easier for a beginner to learn.
The squirrels were cute too.
Kayla and I both giggled when we saw a “modern” Sunbonnet Sue in a short dress. Kayla and I did note that the collection had a surprisingly small amount of Sunbonnet Sues. We often see them at thrift stores and thought them to be in abundance…not in this collection.
Here is another set of towels with birds.
That was the lot of them were in envelopes-actually there was a lot more. I only took pictures of the ones I really loved or were unique to me. Next, we started looking at other patterns. This was CUTE “Now I lay me down to sleep”.
Kayla and I aren’t big on angels but LOVED this. Check out the sewing angel in the middle of the picture below.
Of them all…I think the puppies and kitties you see below were my favorite.
There were cute baby quilt block patterns too.
To me…this was a gem. Kayla and I looked and looked at this. We decided that this was the listing of dish towels she had stitched and gifted.
Jill got a bear set…Tracy doggies and kittens…Lisa china and so on.
The pioneer girl with her pets had us smiling. We liked the verses underneath them.
Isn’t it so cute?
There were so many in that bag. Kayla and I, no joke, were busy looking at them all for over an hour. It was so fun.
Kayla curiously decided to see if the patterns were worth anything on Etsy. We looked and ended up finding a shop called Blondie’s Spot. You can find it HERE. They had many of the patterns I am showing in this post plus lots more.
We had a lot of fun looking through the bag…and fun checking them out on Etsy. We both agreed that we love embroidered towels and romanticize about a time when we could just sit and stitch them…and use them. But both of us agreed that we use our towels too much as rags and not enough for drying dishes…alas.
Please let me know…do you love embroidered towels? Do you use them? Do you collect the patterns? Is it only Kayla and I?