Wednesday, August 14, 2013

I consider myself to be very lucky, I am in my forties and I still have a grandparent.  About 12 months ago I was visiting my Grandfather and I was telling him about all of the lovely things I had seen people doing/making with souvenir tea towels.  He couldn't believe it and told me that there were still lots of tea towels that my Nana had collected on their travels in the cupboard.  Apparently my Nana used to berate him if he ever tried to use them to dry the dishes.  He couldn't believe that she would buy them, lovingly wash and iron them and store them in the cupboard, he thought it was a waste.  He said even though she has passed away he dare not use them and we had a laugh.  Anyway I asked him if I could have a few of them, he said that I could have them all but my mum protested and snaffled some for herself.  

I went to the cupboard and sure enough sitting on one of the shelves was a huge pile of pristine, unused tea towels.  These are the ones I chose.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013


The following are some pictures of doilies I have collected on my thrift shop travels.  My favorites are the cross stitch.


One finished blanket for a dolly and hopefully one happy niece!