... when I opened up my luggage back in February, after going home for my grandmother's funeral.
Among the pictures and sewing notions and her measuring tape that I brought back, were a few kitchen towels she had used for many years. I brought back a pair I had sent her, bought at IKEA.
Those are on the top of this pile. Hers is the one with the pretty red rick-rack sewn on. She really like to embellish fabric in a simple way. I'd say she had Zakka style.
The first thing I did, before I even unpacked my bags, was to look for something to use for sewing on a loop. I found some twill tape right away.
All better! Then, I went to hang up the towels I had brought back from my grandmother's kitchen and look what I found:
Grandmother had Taken Away the hanging loops! Possibly the first thing she did after thanking me.....
I just had to chuckle!
I have been slowly mixing in some of her sewing things with mine.
Her pincushion, which still has some threaded needles of hers, mixed with my flower head pins:
And her trims themselves....
I sewed a batch of large rick rack onto a tablecloth last night to make a simple curtain for our dining area. I like to think she'd be happy I'm using what I brought back, rather than letting it sit. She really knew how to make simple fixes with embellishments too.
I have most of the towels packed away though. They still smell like her kitchen always did, and that's a comfort to me.
Hugs from Sweden!