I have been looking for something new to sew and as you can see I like vintage. The other day I was at an antique store and I saw some cute dishtowels. They were day of the week patterns on flour sack towels.  Everyonce in a while I see something and I think, "I can do that." So, I thought that could be one of my next sewing patterns.
I remember a very special time when I was about nine or ten when my grandmother sat down with me on our couch and taught me a little bit of embroidery. That was a very special moment I remember and every once in a while I like to do a little embroidery or cross stitch.  I looked on line and found two websites. One website has free vintage patterns for dishtowels and the other has vintage patterns at a low cost.  I read that days of the week dishtowels were very popular during the 1930s - 1950s.

I thought I would share the links for the websites I found:

Now I am out to look for the material and thread.  I like the tea towel type material. I think the thicker the towel the less it absorbs. I don't know why. So I hope to find something is some light to white colors.

By the way, here is a picture of the apron I recently completed.

Happy Sewing!


I used to do alot more sewing at one time. I made Christmas ornaments, skirts, home decor and one time I even quilted a king size quilt for our bed. It's been awhile.

This is kind of the start of my sewing area. I have alot of organizing to do in that area. I will add more pictures as I get it set up. It won't look too professional. Probably just homey, I hope.
I have recently started a new project, though. It's pretty simple. I thought, since I am trying to wear aprons more because of their wonderful convenience, I would make an apron. Simple enough to start with. I hope.
I am half way there, actually coming to the end. I am so enjoying this. So, I hope to be adding more patterns and sewing projects to this site but I will start with this one. This is McCalls M3979.
This is my latest project. I am working onthe top right.
Hope you can find some good sewing projects, too.

Dear Lord help us to educate our family for your glory.

"Since parents have conferred life on their children, they have a most solemn obligation to educate their offspring. Hence, parents must be acknowledged as the first and foremost educators of their children. Their role as educators is so decisive that scarcely anything can compensate for their failure in it. For it devolves on parents to create a family atmosphere so animated with love and reverence for God and others that a well-rounded personal and social development will be fostered among children. Hence, the family is the first school of those social virtues which every society needs."--Gravissimum Educationis (one of the documents of the Second Vatican Council)

Helping and Loving Our Neighbor

Corporal works of Mercy
Feed the hungry

Give drink to the thirsty

Clothe the naked

Shelter the homeless

Visit the sick

Visit the imprisoned

Bury the dead

The Spiritual Works of Mercy
Admonish the sinner

Instruct the ignorant

Counsel the doubtful

Comfort the sorrowful
Bear wrongs patiently

Forgive all injuries

Pray for the living and the dead

Good Samaritain