I always have a few things put aside in a "gift closet" (really just an area of the closet--not the whole closet) just in case I need a birthday gift at the last minute or we're invited over to dinner at a friends house and I need a hostess gift. Since I started making machine embroidery I have been adding lots of embroidered towels to my "closet" . Here are a few (actually--allot) of the towels I have right now:
Wouldn't it be nice to show up with the lemon towel along with a lemony dessert to a dinner at a friends house. Or the apple towel with an apple pie...strawberry towel with a strawberry dessert...grape towel with a bottle of wine!! I love giving my friends something I made. They really like it too! They must like it...we keep getting invited back!
Here are a few more towels in my "closet":
This next towel I had stitched in yellow. I brought it over to a friends house for the 4th of July. We were invited over for dinner at the last minute. I knew she liked to drink tea so I thought it would be a great gift for her. After I gave it to her she showed me her teapot and tea cup collections! That towel was meant for her!!
And last but not least...since I am from south Louisiana...
Everyone around here loves crawfish and they love Fleur de Lis designs...put the two together and this is a popular design!!!
I am so glad my friends like my towels because I love stitching them!