It's March, and time to share the third block in my Vintage Kitchen BOM!
This month we're stitching kitchen scales...
When I was a child and living with Nana & Pop in the poorest side of town, the grocer and the baker would stop by with their wares each day in horse-drawn carts.
The baker had wooden crates loaded high with double-domed loaves of bread and when you broke the loaf in half one side would have a cave, but the other would have a hill of extra bread. I always crossed my fingers that we'd get the hilly half of the loaf because Nana would let me have it for morning tea with lashings of butter and a generous smear of Vegemite.
The grocer's cart had a large set of scales perched on the edge of his wagon to weigh the beans and peas and potatoes which regularly appeared on Nana's menu. When I was given the task of shelling peas for dinner more ended up in my belly that in the colander, but Nana never let on she knew I'd eaten more than were left for the pot.
As I was stitching this block those beautiful memories came flooding back as though it were yesterday.
Life really was simpler in routine back then, and the rhythm of days did not rush Nana as it tends to rush me now.
These little Vintage Kitchen stitcheries are useful for many home-themed projects. Last week I used the 'Scales' block as the feature on a new teatowel...
Using variegated blue and pink threads and a piece of white linen cut from an old shirt, this little block was stitched in no time...
I then trimmed the block and layered it with two contrast fabrics before sewing it onto the tea towel. Simple, but pretty I think...
Download this free block HERE.
Blocks 1 & 2 are still available in the shop as free downloads if you're starting this BOM late.
Let's plan to enjoy this week, ok?
Choosing to be happy is often an open door to wonderful things!