Tuesday, March 9, 2010

How about another giveaway?

This time I'm giving away: "The Kitchen Linens Book" Using, Sharing, and Cherishing the Fabrics of Our Daily Lives by EllyAnne Geisel
2 flour sack towels measuring 28" x 29"

The Kitchen Linens Book features wonderful graphics and photos, EllynAnne's recollections of kitchen linens that have played a roll in her life, as well as other people's memories of kitchen linens, old fashioned recipes, a section of projects for "Reinventing Kitchen Linens", fabric care instructions, and an incredibly cute Butterick Transfer Pattern for creating your own fun retro style kitchen linens!
 I love the look of hand embroidered tea towels, pillow cases, or anything, really, for that matter! I don't know how to do it, but maybe someday, I'll learn!

To enter, leave a comment: Do you know how to hand embroider? What are your favorite things to embroider? Do you collect any vintage items, if so, what are they?

I'll draw a winner next Monday March 15th! Good luck!


  1. Yes, I love to hand embroider and I love your giveaway!!! I've done many an embroider quilt blocks for fun wall quilts or baby quilts. Embroidery is easy, try it!

  2. I have been wanting to pick up hand embroidering and winning this would be the kick in the pants I need. My mom has kitchen towels my grandma made that she still uses. They have cats doing household chores on them and I have been tempted to steal them (but I know she would notice!) I need some kitties of my own.

  3. Wow, I never heard of that book. I like antique linens and tablecloths. I used to do crewel embroidery but now I prefer redwork type embroidery. I would love to try those towels. So cute!

  4. I have just started to embroider. i have a great set of old towels my parents made. i love old tea towels too. what a GREAT giveaway!!! i would cherish this set.

  5. I don't know how to embroider but have recently gotten the itch to learn. I love the vintage look of embroidery...make me think of hand embroidered pillow cases my Nana used to make! I've never thought of it as a collection, but I have a few pillowcases with embroidery from my Nana and Great-grandmother! I would love this little kit! Thanks for hosting this giveaway

  6. Yes, I hand embroider, have made small quilt top, pillows, and small stuffed toys. I collect vintage flour sifters and some kitchen items. One of my favorites is an ice cube tray, a metal one you crack back the handle.

  7. I haven't really done much embroidery but would like to try it. I have done silk embroidery mostly flowers. I like to collect vintage sewing notions & kitchen items. I would love the towels to try!

  8. Yes, I hand embroider. Currently, I am making 16 different town scene blocks to put into a quilt. I like to put little things on my childrens' clothing too.
    I like vintage sheets for quilts and bits of vintage fabrics for when I have enough for a quilt. I am saving hankies for when I have enough for a wall-hanging because I found one that has my grandma's signature (I recognize it clearly from all the letters) at a garage sale! Oh...I collect teeny 1" perfume bottles too...my boys found a handful in a forest and cleaned them up for me.
    Lucy (in IN)

  9. I know how to hand embroider, but probably haven't picked up a project since I moved out of the house, but my grandmother made a set of kitchen cloths with this pattern on it and each of my siblings has one from the set. Aww, my heart melted when I saw that little dancing teacup.

    I don't really collect vintage items, but I do love to find new uses for old worn out things. Mostly updating old clothing & jackets from goodwill, not really vintage, but certainly thrifty & fun!

  10. Looks like a lovely book. I'm only just learning to embroider. It always struck me as a very hard thing to do but once I tried, it's really quite simple. I love vintage linens, particularly napkins. My Gran has just given me some napkins and other linens that she made when she was a teenager - they are certainly some of my most treasured in the collection. Thanks so much for being so generous and allowing us to enter your giveaway.


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