Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Easy Stitchy Gift

The other day was my sister-in-law's birthday, so I thought that I'd stitch up a little gift for her. I love stitching dishtowels. There's something so nostalgic about embroidered dishtowels~ I just love them! Monica seemed genuinely excited about this little dishtowel. She kept saying it reminded her of her mom's stitched dishtowels that she grew up with. It really warmed my heart that she was so happy with it. In fact, she was so appreciative, it makes me want to stitch dishtowels for everyone in the world. Okay, maybe everyone in California. Well, maybe just everyone I know. That's still a lot of people to stitch for... but I would, if I could! It's so fun to choose patterns that remind me of the person I'm stitching for.

This was the first stitching I've done in a loooong time, but once I got goin' there was no stopping me! I think I'm warmed up now to create some Fabulous Mystery Gifts!

Hugs,

13 comments:

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Jill I agree this is so adorable...my mouth dropped open! hahaha...I too loved stitched dish towels and I have to say cute little vintage appliances and items are wonderful. You did an incredible job...have you thought about making a pattern! I'm from California! I would make it! Big smile. Go with you gift girl...you certainly have a lovely stitching gift!
Blessings.
Debbie

Jill said...

Thanks so much, Debbie! I guess I should clarify that although I did the stitching, I can't take credit for the adorable pattern. It's from SR11 Kitch'n Stitch'n by Stitcher's Revolution. I can't believe how many cute vintage inspired patterns are in this set. I love it!
Hugs,
Jill

Lisa Leggett said...

OoOoOoh, me likee~likee!! Great job, my friend!! I'm sure your SIL was over the moon, I know I would have been. Let's get together soon!
oxo,
L

Susan said...

That's lovely Jill, what a thoughtful and beautiful gift.

suzitee said...

How adorable Jill! LOve the vintagey images, and your stitching is gorgeous (as always). Great job!

debbie said...

So cute! There is nothing better than a hand made gift ♥

Kim said...

Beautiful Jill!!! I think people that are not thrilled with handmade gifts are missing out. Who wouldn't be thrilled to know someone cared about them enough to pour their time and their heart into creating something for them? big hugs to you and Hagrid from me ♥

Sassy Marsha said...

Love it!!! I received a couple of handstitched towels as wedding gifts and I treasure them! Reminds me of my aunt as she used to make them too!!

Are you going to the porch sale? I'm going tomorrow morning if you want to go!

xxoo

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Sweet towel and I love the vintage, retro look! Sweet gift!

Tracey said...

I so remember growing up and going to my nanna's house and seeing her stitched tea-towels. Thanks for such a great memory... oh and while you are stitching I'd love one thanks LOL.
... I also love that you have a secret paper love.
love me :-)
PS I didn't meet katut but I did meet wyan LOL

Laurie Anne said...

Hi Jill!
Thank you so much for popping into my new little blog "simply me" and leaving me such a lovely comment, you can't imagine how surprised I was to have a follower! Thank you a million times over! I look forward to following your adorable blog as well...
Hagrid looks like such a sweetheart!
xo

sophia said...

Jill, you've got SUCH talent!!! I love it!!! I don't have a single friend who stitch and I have very clumsy hands, and I think your sis-in-law is sooo lucky!

Heidi Ann said...

Your dish towel is fabulous!!
I am leaving a comment here also because I am wondering whether or not you receive my responses when you leave a comment on my blog? I don't know how to e-mail you directly, and I have had other gals tell me they never see my replies - they go to spam or something?
Just curious....