I made this for my friend Fuchsia for the Christmas in July swap. It's from the Twelve Days of Christmas pattern set from Crabapple Hill Studio. Since I was making only one tea towel, I opted to omit the number from the pattern (the numbers one through twelve are part of the designs). I had neglected to take photos, so Fuchsia kindly took some for me.
Here is a closer look at the stitching. The design was easy and fun to stitch.
Directions for the scalloped fabric border are also included with the pattern. This is a bonus, as far as I'm concerned, as I've been wanting to learn to make this type of border for a tea towel for a long time. You can't really see it, but I imagine you can if you click on the picture at top -- the edging fabric has a muted design of evergreen sprigs, so it's perfect with the spriggy garland behind the Christmas cookies in the embroidered design.
Earlier in the year, I used the vintage camper design from Sublime Stitching's Camp Out! set to make more of these scallop-edged towels. I thought you might like to see those too, so here they are in two different color combinations:
|Blue camper with green edging|
|Red camper with aqua edging|
What a fun pattern this is. Check out Crabapple Hill Studio if you like to embroider. You won't be disappointed!