Aunt Glenda Inspired/ Letter A

First off, welcome to the 2016 A to Z April Blog Challenge, my version. You will hopefully find a little inspiration for yourself among my posts this month. This will be my 3rd year in a row, 2nd time on this blog, to participate.  My theme for this round is Creativity. Be sure to say hello and let me know you dropped by. I’d love to hear from you!  I hope you’ll take time to visit some of the other bloggers out there.

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When my husband and I got married, one of my favorite wedding gifts came from Aunt Glenda. She appliqued a set of 4 flour sack towels for us and I still love having them out on display. They serve double duty here as they make great covers for my appliances. I could put those gadgets all away like the picturesque kitchens in magazines. But my kitchen is a ‘working’ kitchen. We make 3 meals a day most of the time. I am a licensed home childcare provider and we feed home cooked meals here. My little applique towels keep my kitchen cheerful.

So recently I made a version of my own.

Here’s a before and after of the applique piece. The embroidery is hand stitched. I hadn’t hand embroidered for a long time so I needed to brush up a bit before I started. This little project has a lot of promise for future gift giving. Weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, house warmings, Mother’s Day (don’t forget your Mom, Sunday,May 8) or just for myself.

And, by the way Aunt Glenda, You’re pretty awesome!







  1. I love handcrafted touches around the house 🙂
    And such a beautiful gift!
    Just stopping by as part of the A-Z Challenge, good luck with the rest of the alphabet! I’ll be back.

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  2. That was sweet! I wish more people still made lasting items as gifts. I have cross-stitched samplers and dish towels and a flowered hair comb from my Grandmother and Mom, and an “ocean in a bottle” my Dad made. I love keeping these things around, I always feel warm and loved. 🙂


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