Kitchen Towels Headed Down Under

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Sunbonnet Sue with Cats Kitchen Towels Headed Down Under

You have probably heard of the traditional Sunbonnet Sue quilt with a little girl in a gardening hat and long dress, a favorite applique pattern from mid-Century. I know you know about cats so this custom kitchen towel set combined both into different scenes, one for each day of the week.

When the kitchen towel set sold, it was now my job to decide which of the seven custom hand-embroidered kitchen towels would get our label.

At first I thought I would sew the label into this scene where Sunbonnet Sue is picking up one of the cats.

Two cats keep Sunbonnet Sue company in this custom kitchen towel. (Photo by Charlotte Ekker Wiggins)

Two cats keep Sunbonnet Sue company in this custom kitchen towel. (Photo by Charlotte Ekker Wiggins)

Then I thought I should pick another scene where Sunbonnet Sue is walking while she carries a basket of apples. This set is headed to Australia so maybe a travel theme was more appropriate than playing with cats.

Sunbonnet Sue carrying a basket of apples in this kitchen towel. (Photo by Charlotte Ekker Wiggins)

Sunbonnet Sue carrying a basket of apples in this kitchen towel. (Photo by Charlotte Ekker Wiggins)

Finally a decision, and a new maker label was sewn onto the back of the custom kitchen towel.

Adding a label to the back of one of the kitchen towels. (Photo by Charlotte Ekker Wiggins)

Adding a label to the back of one of the kitchen towels. (Photo by Charlotte Ekker Wiggins)

Can you guess which of the seven days of the week Sunbonnet Sue with Cats kitchen towels I selected?

Here’s a hint, it’s the one where I felt I could sew on the label without feline interruption!!

Charlotte

Four Unique Bluebird Dish Towels

Charming hand embroidered bluebird dish towels ready to add color to a kitchen!

Charming hand embroidered bluebird dish towels ready to add color to a kitchen!

Four Unique Bluebird Dish Towels

One of the ways to quickly update home decor is to change the towels, whether it be in a bathroom or a kitchen. These four unique bluebird dish towels are a charming way to add a handmade touch to that high end kitchen and still have a touch of variety in the dish towel colors.

The white muslin dish towels are handmade themselves, each 16x34 inch out of an absorbent white muslin cotton. The made in Missouri, USA dish towels have been hand-embroidered with vintage patterned bluebirds wearing ties and bows standing around flowers, which add color to the scenes.

We added a stabilizer to the back to give these unique dish towels a longer life after regular washings in cold water. Dry on cool setting in the dryer.

These will make a great housewarming gift, wedding gift, shower gift, birthday gift for the cook on your gift list, quite versatile when it comes to the occasion to give them. You could also divide them into two sets if you wanted to present one set each to two daughters as gifts.

This set of bluebird dish towels can be divided into two separate gift sets, too.

This set of bluebird dish towels can be divided into two separate gift sets, too.

I like to give these practical gifts because then I know they will be used and appreciated every day.

Charlotte

A Cow A Day Kitchen Dish Towels

Embroidered Cows Kitchen Dish Towels from Bluebird Gardens.

A Cow A Day Kitchen Dish Towels

A cow a day? Why not, especially when they are as cute and playful as these are!

A Cow a Day Kitchen Dish Towels includes hand-embroidered in Missouri cows in different settings.

Embroidered dish towels were a staple mid-Century. Little girls would embroider them in a variety of designs, and each day of the week had a different subject. They were usually around one theme, sometimes reflecting a daily chore or just some fun activity.

With these dish towels, it's all fun!

Who doesn't like a cow among bubbles?

Who doesn't like a cow among bubbles?

This one of a kind white muslin dish towel set features black and white cows in a variety of different poses and sizes.

A little surprise for the week, a little happy calf!

A little surprise for the week, a little happy calf!

From holding a drink in a swimming pool to being in a fleld of orange flowers. these charming scenes make me smile. You will, too!

This cow is dressed in her "Sunday best" down to her shoes!

This cow is dressed in her "Sunday best" down to her shoes!

The hand-embroidery was made on pre-made white muslin big dish towels 28x30-inch each.

Fun to add to your kitchen and to give as a wedding or housewarming gift.

Charlotte