The towel is "still going strong" and I recalled that I gave it to her on a milestone birthday. You can see that the plain weave hem has faded a bit and the label's edges are a bit beat up from washing agitation. Here's what she added:
Anyway, isn't it an awesome towel? Fourteen years of consistent wear and tear, and it still looks like a towel I like having in the kitchen. Lots of others become stained or faded so quickly. I have orange, red and baby blue Jane Perry towels. I know it sounds weird saying one has a favourite tea towel, but it's true - they are!!Lovely feedback, makes me happy. Thank you happy towel owner!