August came in yesterday with a day of gentle and much needed rain! The garden seems to sigh in relief and I think so do gardeners. We look outside with contentment knowing we don't need to water and it's too wet to weed.
I delighted in puttering around my house and decided to tackle cleaning out the linen closet. I always kept some pretty vintage embroidered cotton fingertip type towels in there. When you go to an antique mall/store is there something you just find irresistible?
For years, hand embroidery was my compulsion. I began before I collected quilts. I told myself that embroideries aren't hard to store. I also had a desire to "rescue" the pieces that were not appreciated enough for families to keep. When Nana Elsie died, no one had wanted her embroidered linens. I was delighted to claim them as my own.
Yesterday I ironed and refolded some of the little towels and scanned them to share with you. I just think they are dear but to preserve them, they need to be upstairs safely stored so they aren't mistaken for rags.