Today I am going to start with some ‘feedback/comments’ from Readers. I don’t want Readers to think that I am ignoring the effort you are putting in with your contributions. @BitThing tells me that the birds in ‘Tea Towels and Lockdown (27)’ are wrens. Beth, not a Twitter user, from California, wanted to comment on ‘Redwings Sanctuary’ in ‘Tea Towels and Lockdown (28)’: “It was interesting to see the Redwings Horse Sanctuary tea towel. I visited the Redwings Sanctuary near Forfar, Scotland, when I was there in 2018. Seeing the towel made me Google them so I could mentally re-visit. I was surprised to find out there are actually five Redwings Sanctuaries – four in England and one in Scotland”. Wondercollie, from Canada and an Instagram user, wanted to comment on the suggestions from Broadbottom Mill yesterday about things to do with a tea towel “I’ve used tea towels as bottle wraps for ages. My sons do as well, lol. People seem to like getting a new towel as well”
Sometimes a Tea Towel Blog can set people off on that ‘Rabbit Warren’ I often go down. Beth responded to the ‘Panasonic Panacrunch’ Blog with “Intriguing enough that I had to look it up on the Panasonic website. Interesting that this particular appliance is not available in the US. I wonder why”. This was immediately followed by another message “What I meant was that a steam microwave isn’t available in the US. And then the whole concept of needing to use an expensive specialised pan to make your food ‘crunchy’ whilst using this appliance makes me wonder what’s the point”. I certainly understand Beth’s point but without the pan there wouldn’t be this crazy tea towel!!.
On to today’s ‘Headliner’, it is from @JanCherryJovi, ‘The Otter’. “Here’s a lovely Otter photo tea towel from @EilidhCarr @coralboxshop on Berneray”. I’ve been to Berneray, but before @coralboxshop was established, otherwise I’d have spent a fortune! Photo Tea Towels work really well and can really distract you during the wiping up.
The next tea towel is from @LynOwen11 who has submitted her daughter’s @SophieAllport design of ‘Gardening’. This is the first @SophieAllport tea towel that has been offered in #TheGreatTeaTowelSharing, strange for a designer that has so many different tea towels. The second one, on this line, is from @Judy_at_TW “Over the years I have commissioned tea towels as seasonal gifts celebrating the work of charities, for example Edwards Trust local charity working with bereaved families”
The next two are from @claraclarabel “Shame they are both from the same year” she said after I got so excited about having two Calendar tea towels. I have developed a new penchant for Calendar Tea Towels but they are difficult to come by. These two are from her father’s kitchen drawer. I love them, look like something out of a Christmas movie, especially with the little verses/sayings at the bottom..
Yesterday, I was extremely fortunate to received twelve tea towels as part of #TheGreatTeaTowelSharing. I am going to give you a taste of things to come in the next few Tea Towel Blogs. The first event was @harrington_pip photographing seven tea towels in one shot from @V_and_A. I couldn’t believe that these were all tea towels, they were radiant, shining out from her table. She had said “When the highlight of the day is getting new tea towels from @V_and_A. Mind you, they are lovely”. I replied with “Are you telling me that these are all new tea towels? If so, can you photograph them individually please”. When I read that Tweet back, I thought ‘What a cheek I’ve got!” But she did. The first one displayed is ‘Seaweed’. The next five came from Pamela, a brilliant creative writer. I wasn’t sure if she would submit any because tea towels don’t have the same sense of seriousness as Creative Writing, but she did. There was one proviso “I don’t do ironing or stain removal”. Don’t worry, many people don’t. The first one from Pamela is ‘The Wine List’.
Thank you to all of today’s contributors. There are some great tea towels!!