Awhile ago, I offered up a set of towels that my mom had made over the winter last year and they sold really fast. She likes to stay busy during the winter months and do something productive, so this is what she does. Needlework.
Isn’t it beautiful?
She did this set last year too and it’s all that she has available right now, but I’d like to offer this up to the first person who would like to buy the set:
$50 for the runner and 2 round doilies and that will include shipping.
I would love for someone to get this, so I’m dropping the total cost to $40.
It’s a pretty white linen/cotton fabric and she did all of this by hand. The cross stitching, as well as the edging. That edging is not premade and sewn on. She actually stitched every bit of it. The runner is 38″ x 14″ and the round ones are 13″. Total of 3 pieces.
Red, pink, yellow and green on white.
If you’d like to purchase this set of handmade linens, please leave a comment and the first person to do so will get it.
Thank you! My mom is thrilled that other people like her needlework. Some of you asked if she would be doing more of the days of the week towels and I think she will this winter, so I’ll keep you posted. I have at least one person who wants a set.
Tricia Anne says
Your mother does beautiful needle work. :o)
Your mother’s sewing is beautiful but I am swamped with so much that I have collected over the years. And can I ask a question, since you are one of my favorite Southern Ladies??!! What does one do with a tea towel?? We don’t do teas so much here and I have folded them up and displayed them, but they are really too large and pretty to use as everyday towels. Please help, dear Rhoda!!
Jane Who thinks you should have a Dear Rhoda Day…
Your mother is very talented. I only wish I could do needle work like that. I tried to pick up knitting a few years back (which of course is completely different) but I’ve already forgotten everything I learned.
I’m having a GIVEAWAY over at my site. Stop by and check it out.
Oh very nice…..Rhoda
My Great-Aunt Lil used to make things like that when I was little….I remember pillowcases she made for my sister and I with lambs on them…loved them. And way back then we used to have runners on all our bedroom furniture.
Thanks for showing us your Mums pretty work….
Amanda @ Serenity Now says
Lovely! I can’t even imagine how long it must have taken her to create that. 🙂
What beautiful hand work you mom does!!! Tell her she is very talented.
Beautiful edging and needlework! My grandmother made me a set of tea towels when I got married nearly 30 years ago. I used them until they literally fell apart. My mom made me a new set a year ago and I think of her every time I’m drying my dishes. What a blessing to have our moms still with us!
Wendy McDonagh-Valentine says
Your mother’s work us just stunning!! It’s so nice to see that people still create things like that. Sometimes I think it’s becoming a lost art. : )
I have a couple of pieces my great-grandmother did when I was a little girl. My grandmother just recently made us all (7 granddaughters) a set of linen pillowcases. They are so precious to me!
The Pleasures of Homemaking says
Rhoda, your Mom’s needlework is just gorgeous! She does beautiful work!
Rachel @ Grasping for Objectivity says
That’s SO gorgeous! My Grandmother did Needlework also, and my Great-Grandmother tatted. She always wanted someone to learn so that the art wouldn’t be lost, but I don’t think anyone did. I wish I had been more interested as a child…