Thursday, March 18, 2010

Days of the Week

Flour came in white cotton fabric bags many years ago. Of course, nothing was ever thrown away -- recycling is not a "new" idea ! These white bags were most usually hemmed around the edges and used for wiping the dishes dry. Embroidering a set of seven for the days of the week was a favorite pastime. A note in Mom's handwriting was in along with this set saying they came from Bertha who was Mom's older sister. These treasures were in the tub I opened a few days ago. Ironic that I purchased a twelve pack of "flour sacks" a couple of years ago to use when washing windows and mirrors.

3 comments:

June said...

Beautiful Ginny and so interesting too. i have never seen these sacks before they are lovely too
hugs June xxxxx

Ginny said...

Thanks for your "lovely" comments, June. Hope yo are well. Hugs back, Ginny

tamerahixon@gmail.com said...

Flour sack towels still make the best fabric for wiping things. I think even better than micro-fiber.