Therefore, when we eat our meals, we use cloth napkins instead of paper towels.
One of the drawbacks to cloth napkins is that over time they tend to deteriorate. That's because I wash them in hot water, sometimes with a tiny bit of bleach added (to kill any germs). Because of this deterioration, I'm always making replacements. (I use the old ones for dusting, dirty jobs and whatnot).
The whole thing sounds tedious, but I actually enjoy it very much! I love to embroider on things that are useful and cloth napkins for the dinner table are useful, and easy to stitch-up in a day or two.
|This is a little blue bird vase napkin I started last night.|
|He's a work in progress.|
Sometimes I draw or trace a small pattern, but iron-on transfers are an easy option as well. Usually, an Aunt Martha iron-on pattern will have a small "test" pattern included in the set, and those tiny test patterns are perfect for a small napkin corner.
No, no, not THAT kind of test pattern (although my TV loving husband might like that one).
I'm talking about these little test patterns.
When I get this little Blue Bird Vase napkin done I will share it with you!
Until then, have a happy, vintage day!