I cannot count my day complete
'Til needle, thread and fabric meet.
~Author Unknown

Sharing a common thread with those who love the art of hand embroidery

Sunday, February 1, 2009

I finished the little embroidered strip I had started when the cold ice spell set in.
I love the colors of burgundy and pink together. I think this little strip will be perfect to dress up a guest towel.

Now.....the towels. This is where I love to hear your ideas. I have this pretty mauve/pink check,


It would look like this with the embroidery.




This is a moss green towel, though the color did not show up well in this photo,



This is how the embroidery would look with it.





And then there is a larger plaid mauve towel,






Which the embroidery looks like this with it. What do you think the better one would be? I would love to hear.







I am thinking about this green towel for the pansy I showed you all a few posts back. It seems to bring the colors of the embroidery out well. Thank you all for your comments and suggestions. I love to hear from you!









22 comments:

Marie said...

Mauve/pink check, hands down.

The other embroidery works well with the green, go for it.

nAncY said...

i agree with marie.

Cottage said...

Me too, Mauve/pink check.

I love the green towel for the pansies.

Melissa

Lisa @ Life with 4! said...

i guess i'm going with the majority on this one... the pink check. that was my favorite.

Jane Smith said...

I can see why you have a tough choice. All are pretty.

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Kathleen, I think the moss green with the embroidered strip would be lovely..it picks up the green in the embroidery and makes the design really pop.

Stephanie
Queen of Dreamsz

Childers Corner said...

Those are all going to look great! Just do them all lol.

Marie Reed said...

I'm actually colorblind:) Green makes me feel that spring is around the corner though:)

KathyB. said...

I like the embroidery with the moss green, though both are lovely.My thinking is that the mauve / pink is definitely feminine and therefore will limit the use of the finished linen. If you add the embroidery to the moss green towel it allows more options for the final use or gift giving / selling possibilities of your linen.

You've inspired me. I spent super bowl time with the family doing some blue work embroidery and find my rusty embroidery skills are improving. Thanks!

Pamela... Beehind Thyme said...

Goodness.. what lovely embroidery. You are a very talented lady indeed.

Thank you dearly for stopping in to visit w/ me & for the sweet comment. I hope to do the right thing here.

Hoping you a Wonderful, Blessed Monday, Pamela

Muddling Through said...

Now Kathleen, how could I possibly choose? It looks great with all of them!

Carrie J said...

Scale and color wise I would pick the mauve. I spent a few minutes looking around your blog. You do beautiful work.
Needlework is something I collect and occasionally attempt but I'm just not very good at it. I'm much more comfortable with a paint brush.
Blessings.

Back Through Time said...

I love the embroidery!! It would be hard for me to decide too. Go with the majority vote, lol.
Michelle

Farm Chick Paula said...

Ooooh... that would be a hard choice...
I think the checked (either one) looks wonderful, but I agree with Stephanie- the moss green really makes the little green touches jump out at you. I think any one of them is a winner!

ceekay said...

The PINK!! but then again...they are all pretty!

Paula said...

Dear Kathleen,
Your embroidery is so beautiful!!! I love it with the pink and white check, it is just perfect!!! The green towel in the last photo looks beautiful with the embroidered flower!

Love, Paula

Debbie said...

All look nice. I like the moss green one the best. Your stitches are so perfect. You do lovely work.
Debbie

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Oh My! They all look good! Another beautiful piece! Have a wonderful evening Kathleen!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Dani said...

I like the pink/mauve one the best but the green is good too...the green would go in our kitchen very well.....

LindaSueBuhl said...

I like the mauve but either is great - the mauve is more unusual combination I think. Yes on the green and the other piece - your work is beautiful.

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

ooooo! I like the mauve/pink checks with the daisy rings. SO PRETTY!
And the green waffle with the poppy looks wonderful, too. Great combinations!
Patricia :o)

Gina E. said...

Kathleen, I've just finished stitching a tea towel which I started last year! It is a plain linen towel on which I have ironed a vintage transfer. I'll be posting it on to my blog as soon as I've ironed it - keep an eye out!