The past few weeks I've been slugging through these towels for my sister-in-law. She is getting married later this month, and these will be our gift to her.
When I asked her if her kitchen will have a "theme" or anything, she just said that she likes "spa colors." So, when I found these blue blue towels on sale at WinCo, I decided they were spa enough.
The two smaller ones are in split stitch, the bigger one is in chain.
Celery colored blender! Stem for "glass", split stitch for everything else I think.
After the first two went so quickly, I moved on to the white tea towels to go with it. I hit such a wall, it took me three weeks when the first two took me one night.
I'm actually really happy with the way this turned out. My husband says the spoon with chocolate gonache on it looks like a snake trying to eat the number 3.
Split stitch as a default; raised satin on the chocolate, cherry, dial for the timer, and buttons on the mixer. Regular satin on the wisk handle. The purple of the mixer is chain. It doesn't have the mysterious fuzzy around it in real life.
Shoes, sash, headband-raised satin. Koolaid-satin. Skin stem stitch. Backstitch over lace to help it pop. Split stitch just about everything else.
I haaaated doing this one. It was the problem indeed. I couldn't do much with it, so I would put it down after working on it for a few minutes.
Finally, I took out some seed stitching that I was doing on her dress, and started liking her a lot more. I worked bottom up, so the last thing I did was the pitcher. MISTAKE!
While trying hard to figure out what color other than blue to use for liquid, my husband, my brilliant muse, suggested that I actually put in a color I like-red. So now it looked like blood. He gave one look at it, and said "that is totally the Kool-Aid Man." As usual, he was right. Putting that face on it made me LOVE LOVE this thing that I had once hated.
Lesson learned? Sometimes you just have to put a bit of you in your work, or it really won't come alive.