At Thanksgiving, with so many blessings, I think it is especially meaningful and important to express your appreciation and love to the important people in your life. Make a phone call, send a card or make a dishtowel for Turkey Day.
For those who are far away, a towel or a pair of towels can be mailed easily. Those in town will be delighted to receive this token of gratitude.
and for any others for whom you are thankful–your pastor, mailman, teachers, school bus drivers. The list goes on. You can be sure it will mean a great deal to them.
Simply prewash a cotton dishtowel then starch and press it. Arrange the text over a design, confining it all to a 5×7 frame. Using water soluble stabilizer saves time that would be spent picking out tearaway behind the text. Then stitch away and express your thankfulness to the people you appreciate.
There are so many gorgeous designs from which to choose. The one I’ve used on the towels shown is from Autumn Wreaths Collection by Kreations by Kari.
For more whimsical text designs, the very popular “subway art” is available on several sites. These were made so many years ago that I cannot recall where I got them. But they were very well received, along with the more traditional design.
Even in this last minute rush before the cooking begins, I encourage you to stitch up a few of these expressions of love and appreciation. It’s fun and you deserve a little relaxation before the kitchen marathon begins.
I appreciate you, Dear Readers. I wish I could make each of you a dishtowel that says “Thankful for Blog Readers.” Happy Thanksgiving!
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