These are another set of dishtowels that I have embroidered for Abigail's hopechest. Because green happens to be my favorite color, these veggies are a particular favorite of mine. They were so fun to embroider! I love the way they turned out. I wish the actual towels were more sturdy. These were done before I found a good source for towels. They aren't bad, but they aren't great either. (Please see this post for my recommendations for towels worthy of handwork.) After all that work, I hope the towels will hold up to the regular wear and tear of a hard working kitchen. But, I simply think of this as justification for embroidering so many sets. ;o)
I know there are only five towels in this set. I used to think that I had to make sets of seven, but I have reconsidered that number. If I included seven towels in each set I make, Miss Abigail would have waaaaaaaay too many dishtowels in her hope chest! And that wouldn't even include those she may want to make for herself. So, I've decided that a set of two or three dishtowels is more reasonable. Unless they are "days of the week" patterns, I don't think it is necessary to have a full set of seven.