So a few months ago I decided to pick up cross stitching again. It has been at least 20 years since I've done it. In the course of looking online for patterns I ran across vintage transfers; some that you could print onto transfer paper and also a bunch you can order online (fairly cheap) and that are already on transfer paper. I just love the "days of the week" patterns for dish towels with kittens, puppies, etc. I now have a drawer full of various projects, so much that it's hard for me to get started at all.
Now I love hitting thrift stores and not long ago a picked up a linen tablecloth that I thought would be great to iron on a bunch of my patterns, instead of using just one for a single towel. But then I found this site
and fell in love with her many many vintage transfers. So I got some transfer paper, ironed them on and began to sew. When I had finished all that I had ironed on so far, (I was still going to add even more) I decided to wash it and see how well the ink you could still see, would come out. Also there was still some excess paper around the pattern that I just assumed would wash off. WRONG!!