I have come to really love doing needlework during this shutdown…it is something I can do quietly in the evening while watching crime mysteries (my favorite!). The problem is that I don’t want to do just hoops for decoration…I don’t have a ton of wall space and like to save my walls for the works of others whose stuff is much better than mine!
I decided to try to find projects that I could use and just add some embroidery or make something useful with an embroidered piece.
I have always loved linen dishtowels so I bought a bunch of different heavy weight linen fabric. I hemmed them and was going to embroider on them, and realized that I am not a neat embroiderer, so the backs would show and be very, very ugly. Instead, I embroidered on plain linen and then sewed the panels on the towels.
This is my cactus set…the patterns were free. I have three more sets to do but will be taking a bit of break to work on other things.