Did you cross stitch in its 1980’s heyday? I adored cross stitching and remember staying up until the wee hours of the night to finish a section. I recently pulled out some of my old cross stitch pattern books and embroidery floss and made a tea towel for Valentine’s Day.
To cross stitch on fabric, ‘>waste cloth is basted over the fabric, the cross stitch is completed, and then the waste cloth is removed.
Wetting the waste cloth makes the threads easy to remove. Since I cross stitched a few small areas at a time, I trimmed away the excess waste cloth and then carefully pulled out the threads one at a time. Wetting the waste cloth for this small project wasn’t necessary.
Do you recognize this heart design from the 80’s? My friends and I had all sorts of home accessories with hearts.
I made my tea towel out of a scrap of drop cloth. The cross stitching took a few hours finishing the towel with a few straight seams was a breeze.
My towel will hang from my stove until February 14.
Have you decorated for Valentine’s Day? This is it for me, so far!