I love embroidery for two reasons. The first is that my late mother taught me how to embroider so I feel like I'm carrying on some of her legacy. She used to make tea towels to give to people as gifts. The other reason I love it is because it's like a grown up coloring book. You get simple (and not so simple) outlines and then you get to decide what color makes it come to life.
Boy, was I a busy little beaver this weekend. Well, not mowing or anything actually productive, but I sure did get some embroidery done! I finished one towel I'd started months ago and then made four, count them, FOUR MORE!
I've had my eye on this birds for months. In fact, I first mentioned them back in August of last year.
I have oodles of these patterns pinned on my Stichery board on Pinterest. They've been living there for months so it's about time I brought some of them to life.
I was downright giddy when I finished these gems. Are you ready for the finished products?
I'm in love! These two are keepers.
They'll take up shelter in my very own kitchen.
Then I knew I wanted to knock out a few easier towels so I broke out the rubber duck patterns. They make me smile every time I see them. I was able to finish three and have two more ready to go.
Aren't they cute?!
If you like these (and there is a small handful of people like my aunt who do not so I forgive you in advance), which one do you like the best?
Stay tuned because I'll keep posting pics as I finish towels through the month and will be selecting two for my very first giveaway!
(Click on the "Stitchery" label at the top to see the other tea towel posts.)