Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Baking Poodle / Second Towel Finished

I did it! The second utility kitchen towel is finished!
So glad, now I can move on to the third one which is already in the hoop ;-). Any guesses as to what type of vintage design is next?

This second towel is fresh from the dryer. First, I cut the excess Sticky Fabri-Solvy and dissolved it with warm water in the laundry sink. Then tossed the towel in the washer with the rest of the kitchen towels load. A bit of ironing after it dried. Now is folded and put away with the rest. Not sure if I'll start on the 3rd towel anytime soon... my kids are now both sick with high fevers and sore throats. Thankfully my older one pretty much follows this family's "sick drill" with little help, but younger one is different story... at least she's keeping to her room for the most part which helps a lot, for her age that is a big accomplishment!

Before I go, let me share a common trick for doing satin stitch, especially if you have a bit of trouble getting the satin stitches even. First, outline the area with back stitch or split stitch, then go over it with satin stitch (like in the picture above). The outlining stitches serve as your point of reference for going in and out with your needle for the satin stitches.
Oh, and for those of you that missed it, I shared this design as a freebie at the end of this post. Let me know if you get to stitch it and posting it on your blog, etc. I would like to take a peek ;-).
Until later! 


  1. Beautiful stitches! Thanks for the tip on satin stitches; they always give me trouble.

  2. What a cute design! It's perfect for a kitchen towel :)

  3. Awesome. I imagine you have a nice collection of hand stitched linens tucked away in your home. That must be so nice. My mom was an embroiderer. I have a few of her dresser scarves and I treasure them. Hope your children get to feeling better soon.
    xx Beca

    1. Thank you! My collection is growing little by little, a few purchased vintage pieces, a few being stitched by me. I didn't inherit embroidered linens from my mom, she mainly stitched onto pieces of fabric to be sewn onto dresses. Sadly, my non-crafty sibling didn't think about notifying me when cleaning up mom's crafty items/projects, so she discarded everything :-( . Mom has Alzheimer's so she wasn't able to say "hey, call your sister, she might want these things"./ Kids feeling better, thanks!

  4. Another fun and whimsical towel finish. Sorry the wee ones aren't feeling well. Hope they recover quickly. --Andrea

  5. I am glad it is finished. It turned out lovely!

  6. This is a very charming vintage design and you do such pretty work.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Connie :)


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