Thursday, December 19, 2013

12 Days of Christmas - Day 7

Flour Sack Dishtowels
Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas at Grandma's Attic! Every day from now until Christmas we will feature a different item from our quilt shop. You'll want to check the posts each day from now through the 24th to see what Grandma has for you this holiday season!

Day 7 of the 12 Days of Christmas features Seven Swans a Swimming. And while swans may not swimming in the kitchen sink, you can be mopping up the mess with these big and thirsty Flour Sack Dishtowels. In fact, you can have a towel for every day of the week! These old-fashioned flour sack towels are NEW and IMPROVED. They are pre-washed, bleached, hemmed on all four sides, and made from 130 thread count 100% cotton. Perfect for embroidering or applique, they are just like the ones Grandma used to "get the job done" whether it was drying the dishes, proofing the bread dough, burping the baby, or mopping up spills. These lint-free, fast drying towels are approximately 30" square. Each bundle contains seven towels.

Twelve Days of Christmas Fun Fact: Over the years, there have been many parodies of the Twelve Days of Christmas. Some are funny, some are naughty, and some are so completely in bad taste as to not be believed. We think that the parodies are the result of the massive popularity of the song and a reflection of how many people throughout the world know this song. Among the parodies that we know of, we have heard ones sung by Alvin and the Chipmunks, Jeff Foxworthy's "Redneck", the Muppets and Alan Sherman. 

Seven swans cost $1,000 each, for a whopping total of $7,000. That's quite a jump in price, isn't it? If you're counting, the total cost for the items listed for the first seven days of Christmas is $8,969.95.

Christmas Quote: "Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, and the genial flame of charity in the heart." < Washington Irving, American Author, 1783-1859 >

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