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Thread: What are they????

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    Super Member dellareya's Avatar
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    I attended a Bridal Shower today. I crocheted edges on 5 flour sack dish towels. I also gave her a swifer with 2 crocheted reusable covers. She held up the towels and gave a polite thank you.
    Her mother just called me to say that her daughter was looking at all her gifts from the shower. She looked at her mother after looking at the towels again. She said they were beautiful but asked what they were for. Yikes. Thank goodness her mother knew they were dish towels.
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    Oh my hope her mother lives close by! Sounds like she my need a support system. :-D

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    they are too pretty to be dish towels

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    Those are so pretty. Hopefully she'll have a dishwasher! They look too pretty to use, what a great gift.

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    Your gift is lovely. I would love to receive such a gift.

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    Wow. What a great gift. Your work is beautiful.

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    I think so many folks use dishwashers now that I believe much of the younger generation have no idea what a dish towel is. I call them tea towels but that is what my mom called them and I still use them to dry my dishes. I have a dishwasher but seldom use it.

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    Beautiful. beautiful!!
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    I Love them. :):):)

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    They're beautiful but if she's a young bride I'm not surprised that she didn't know what they are.
    I agree that they're much too pretty to use, at least in my house. My DH is the cook and he's sloppy! lol

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    Most people know what a dish towel is. I am thinking that because you had crocheted beatiful edges on them and made them look so pretty, that is why she was confused. If you had not told me what they were, I would not have known either what to use them for either. They look so lovely and so delicate to be just a plain old dish towel. You have definitely given dish towels a new name! Very lovely.

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    I raised three boys, no way these pretty towels would have survived in my home....unless of course I put them away with the good dishes! I would love a set to use for napkins on holidays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mimom
    they are too pretty to be dish towels
    My thoughts exactly, take it as a compliment.

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    these are gorgeous!!!! wow!!!

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    They r beautiful! That's too funny. My DD attended a baby shower and one of the friends asked how often u had to bathe the baby! They were in their 20's!!! Rofl!

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    Lovely!

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    I never grew up around babies nor ever had to take care of one until I had my own. So I could understand how someone who is going to have a new baby might be full of all kinds of questions. I am not sure I see the humour in your statement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dellareya
    I attended a Bridal Shower today. I crocheted edges on 5 flour sack dish towels. I also gave her a swifer with 2 crocheted reusable covers. She held up the towels and gave a polite thank you.
    Her mother just called me to say that her daughter was looking at all her gifts from the shower. She looked at her mother after looking at the towels again. She said they were beautiful but asked what they were for. Yikes. Thank goodness her mother knew they were dish towels.
    That's the reason for the KISS principle! :wink: People usually can't appreciate the work involved in hand-crafted gifts if they aren't into the craft themselves. But they sure are purdy!!

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    Oh My!! I guess the younger generation has never seen crochet aroung a dish towel. Yours turned out so nice. Almost too pretty to dry dishes with. Crochet on dish towels and embroidery is just about a thing of the past. That girl doesn't know how lucky she is!!

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    I love those dish towels - I agree most young people use dishwashers and probably never used any kind of dish towels. I love them and would use them every day - I have one of those special dishwashers.......my hands.
    What surprises me now days is alot of young people do not cook - they can heat things in a microwave but they don't know how to cook an actual meal. Who needs dishtowels when they don't even cook. Geez...
    It is a lovely and thoughtful gift.

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    Beautiful job!

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    I can understand her confusion they are just too pretty to be dish towels. Gorgeous!

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    They are beautiful.

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    I love my flour sack dish towels.. yours are beautiful.. even I knew what they were lol..

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    Those towels are so elegant and such hard work. I had to smile with her not knowing what they were. I do have to say, I would save them for special occasions, they are so special.

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